Chinese New Year kicks off with fireworks, lion dances and lanterns
The Chinese New Year 2017 has officially begun and will last till 15 February, 2018.Also known as the Spring Festival in mainland China, the festival, which officially starts this Saturday, is China\'s main annual holiday. It is a time for reunion and togetherness.
It is celebrated according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar, so the date changes from year to year. It is traditionally celebrated with fireworks displays that light up the sky. This year is the year of the rooster, the tenth animal in the cycle. Over a billion people will celebrate the festival across the world over the next two weeks.
Lunar lanterns, Dragon Boat races, lion dances, spectacular light shows, cultural performances and food offerings are all highlights of the celebrations and we've curated these spectacular moments for you.