Also known as the Spring Festival, the Chinese Lunar New Year is celebrated in China and some Southeast Asian countries.
There are several traditions that come along with it, including feasting on lucky dishes, wearing lucky clothes and colors, and lighting up fireworks. All of that is done to attract good fortune and prosperity.
The Pig, one of the 12 signs in Chinese zodiac, symbolizes optimism, hard work, and enthusiasm.
In the Philippines, thousand of people gathered in the oldest Chinatown in the world, Binondo, to celebrate another prosperous lunar new year. Binondo was established back in 1594.
During this year’s celebration, various entertainment were showcased along the streets of Binondo such as, Lion and Dragon dancers; fire breathers, and also children who wore dragon costumes as they danced to the beat of the drums.
Many of those who attended the celebrations also said their prayers and gave offerings to Buddha, and lighted incense to bless the coming year.
Here are some photos of the festivities: