Welcome Year of the Snake !

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is one of the most eagerly anticipated occasions each year. This is the biggest and most significant event of the Chinese community, and it is observed by Singaporeans from all walks of life.

Let’s take a look at how the rest of the world celebrates Lunar New Year in style!

Around the world: The Year of the Snake celebrations in Melbourne, AustraliaAround the world: The Year of the Snake celebrations in Melbourne, Australia
Men light up fireworks as residents celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year in ShanghaiMen light up fireworks as residents celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year in Shanghai
An Chinese girl takes pictures of a snake statue ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations at the Thean Hou Temple in Kuala LumpurAn Chinese girl takes pictures of a snake statue ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations at the Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur

Here’s Wishing Everyone a Great 2013 !

References:

Watson, L. (2013) Chinese New Year goes off with a bang around the world… but not in Beijing, where the government told people to avoid setting off fireworks. Mail Online, [online] 11 February. Available at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2276813/Chinese-New-Year-2013-went-bang-world–apart-Beijing.html [Accessed: [11 February 2013].