Celebrating Chinese New Year on Guam

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Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a whole lineup of fun and cultural activities going around the city.

President Moon Jae-in on Thursday extended Lunar New Year's greetings to Chinese citizens and wished for a successful Winter Olympics in Beijing in 2022.

Mandarin oranges symbolise gold and wealth, and if you are one of those lucky enough to receive a mandarin orange from the lion, it is believed that you will be blessed with prosperity in the New Year. The decision to ban them didn't sit right with some Chinese. He named the years after them in the order in which they arrived: Rat, Oxen, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. "My father-in-law is even considering trying to set off fireworks in secret to see if it's really that strict".

Last year, 46 billion digital red packets were distributed through Tencent Holdings' messaging service WeChat between Lunar New Year eve and the fifth day of the holiday, a 43.3 per cent jump over the previous year.

Dog years are considered to be filled with prosperity, but only after determination and hard work.

The Chinese animal zodiac or Sheng Xiao is a repeating cycle of 12 years with each year being represented by an animal and its reputed attributes. The Earth Dog signifies conservatism, and fortune-tellers warn of bearish markets, natural disasters and global conflicts.?

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The eleventh animal in the Chinese Zodiac is the dog and come February 16, Chinese New Year celebrates the Year of the Dog.

Ethnic Chinese Thais burn joss sticks at the Leng Nuei Yee Chinese temple in Bangkok. If you need something stronger to start the year off right, there's the Year of the Dog cocktail made with Absolut Elyx, honey simple syrup, grapefruit juice, white wine and thyme. It's a quicker way of fulfilling the holiday giving obligation for a country that had nearly 530 million mobile payment users at the end of 2017, more than the population of the U.S.

The history of Spring Festival in China is over four thousand years old.

While the sounds of the gong, drums and cymbals can signal that a lion dance performance is somewhere near your vicinity, these instruments are meant to chase away evil spirits and bad luck.

Because of China's large size and complex history, each region in China may celebrate the Lantern Festival a little differently.

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