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Instagram Report: Chinese New Year

The symbol of the next 12 months was a pig.

Tunnel decorated with lanterns at a light show in Shaanxi, China. Reuters Photos

On February 5, residents of the country celebrated the New Year according to the lunar calendar, which is also called the Spring Festival. Pig is the twelfth animal of the Chinese zodiac. According to legend, she slept and was late for a meeting with the Jade Emperor, who determined the order of the animals. When the symbol of the current year finally arrived, he got the last place.

Before the holiday, the Chinese clean up the houses to eliminate all misfortunes and attract good luck. By tradition, they hang red lanterns that illuminate the road of the dead, so that they can celebrate the holiday with loved ones.

The brightest event is the annual family dinner on the eve of the New Year, so millions of people left the megalopolises and went to their home towns and countryside. After the feast, the Chinese light fireworks to scare away evil spirits. Decorations in the form of a Buddha in front of the temple entrance in the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. EPA Photos
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