Nostalgia: Remembering Chinese new Year celebrations in Ipswich from 1986

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When midnight passes, people go to a local temple to burn the new year's first essence, and ring the bell, praying for health and the safety of their families. The Pig is the 12th in the Chinese zodiac chart.

In this new lunar year, the pig is taking its the well-deserved place of honor.

Pigs symbolise good fortune and wealth in Chinese culture and this year's holiday brings a proliferation of porcine merchandise, greetings and decorations. More than 500 people take part in the Dragon Festival.

The twelve-year cycle of the Chinese calendar rotates through a dozen animals, the final member of the cycle corresponding to hai, or pig.There are five types of pigs incorporated, named for the Chinese elements. The plot follows a Chinese family of three generations that reunites to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The property says it will randomly distribute red envelopes filled with chocolate gold coins and surprise $10 gift cards to anyone in attendance while supplies last. Authorities were expecting an average of 1.77 million global trips per day this week - an 8.9-per-cent increase over past year.

China's spring festival will mark the world's largest internal migration.

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Mark Zuckerberg , the CEO of Facebook , has said he expects the Facebook Watch service to become "more mainstream" this year. The business had revenue of $16.91 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $16.40 billion.

In London, lanterns are hung in Chinatown ahead of the Chinese New Year celebrations, a celebration marking the start of a New Moon and Spring.

Barton G. L.A., the whimsical destination offering a multisensory dining experience with over-the-top culinary comfort food creations from around the globe, is offering an auspicious lobster Chinese New Year special for two, accented by giant chopsticks.

While China's importance as a customer for Australian iron ore and coal show up in the trade statistics, now is the one time of year when Australia's economic reliance on China's success is most obvious on Sydney's streets.

Despite a slowing economy, more Chinese are travelling overseas during the holidays, booking family trips to Thailand, Japan and other top destinations.

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