The Year of the Pig concludes the current Chinese zodiac cycle

The Year of the Pig concludes the current Chinese zodiac cycle

The Year of the Pig concludes the current Chinese zodiac cycle

Alibaba Pictures, the e-commerce giant's film division, has inked a deal with STX Entertainment to screen the Peppa Pig film, "Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year" in U.S. theatres.

Fortnite may be receiving a Lunar New Year event following an image released on the game's Chinese website, as Twitter user FireMonkeyFN posted the image and looped video from the site for everyone to take a look at.

President Donald Trump also issued a statement celebrating the holiday, lauding it as "an opportunity for All Americans to honor the important contribution [people of Asian descent] have made to the story of American greatness". There will also be a fortune teller game to provide answers on what could happen to you in the Year of the Pig, reports Food and Wine.

Real estate agents mount special marketing campaigns to sell apartments to Chinese visitors and retailers' sales of luxury goods rival the pre-Christmas rush.

In Xi'an, China an aerial view of a light show can be seen to celebrate the Spring Festival on February 3, 2019. Shops, companies and government offices closed for the week.

People walk inside a Chinese temple during the celebration of the Lunar New Year in Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand.

Hu Mengwei, a Chinese martial arts performer at the celebration, said it was the first time she performed Bajiquan boxing on such a big occasion overseas, which made she so excited.

The New Year's Eve dinner is considered an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual "reunion dinner".

At a temple in Beijing, the celebration was more sedate, as crowds lined up to pray and burn incense.

An estimated seven million Chinese tourists will head overseas over the Spring Festival this year, according to the official news agency Xinhua, citing numbers from Chinese travel agency Ctrip. People around the world will be celebrating the start of the Year of Pig on February 5th this year in the Chinese lunar calendar. Mainland authorities have always been accused by critics and minorities of pushing Mandarin at the expense of other languages.

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