Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres sends Lunar New Year greetings

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres sends Lunar New Year greetings

"But at the same time when I see Chinese New Year shoes or whatever, I have to ask, who's putting this together and who's it for?" Over the last decade, China has dispatched 31 escort task forces, which included more than 100 ships and 26,000 personnel, and has helped escort around 6,600 vessels-half of which were foreign owned.

The pig is also symbolic in other ways - in Chinese culture pigs are a symbol of wealth.

So wherever and however you are celebrating, let me wish you a very happy new year, and a prosperous and auspicious Year of the Pig.

A blue Spring Festival can bring out the blues. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) In this Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, photo, two divers perform an underwater Chinese Lion Dance ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations at Aquaria KLCC underwater park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. "Happy Chinese New Year!"

China has a week's public holiday so people have time to observe the tradition.

In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, photo, Muslim women take a selfie at a shop selling Lunar New Year decorations in the Chinatown area of Jakarta, Indonesia.

"Through our collaboration with eOne, we have created a lovely Peppa Pig story immersed in Chinese New Year tradition and culture", said president of Alibaba Pictures, Wei Zhang in a press release.

Did you enjoy these Chinese Lunar New Year quotes?

The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in China and everyone gather to celebrate it.

On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Original Farmers Market and the Grove will have a full-day program of live musical performances with traditional Chinese instruments - guzheng, pipa and flute - as well as dumpling classes Limited dumpling samples from Farmers Market Chinese restaurants China Depot and Peking Kitchen will be available after the demo. Today's "Google Doodle" celebrates both the Year of the Pig and the ancient art of shadow puppetry, which plays a role in new year celebrations. 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.

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