Chinese New Year 2018: 9 ways to celebrate in Philadelphia

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The average Chinese tourist spends about 9,500 yuan ($1,500) on a Lunar New Year trip, the report said. Normally, Chinese New Year falls between January 21 and February 20. Accordingly, each year is assigned one of 12 animal signs: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

The number is expected to grow again this year.

Chinese New Year 2018: 9 ways to celebrate in Philadelphia
Chinese New Year 2018: 9 ways to celebrate in Philadelphia

If you were born during the years 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, or 2018, you're a Dog! Each animal is also associated with one of the following elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth.

Those born in the Year of the Rabbit will be lucky this year while those born in the Year of the Dragon will be unlucky, because their sign "contradicts" with the Dog, Gaw said.

The year of the Dog. The Year 2018 is the Year of the Dog. In 1983, then-Hackney Mayor Sam Springer hosted the Lunar New Year in the Town Hall to mark the beginning of An Viet Foundation.

Millions in China were boarding trains, planes and automobiles yesterday as the Lunar New Year travel rush, the world's largest seasonal human migration, reached its climax.

Lee says the celebrations also involve a lot of candies. If you are wondering what personality traits each zodiac has, ask a lady on AsiaMe and she will be happy to tell you, and explain more about Chinese New Year's amusing customs. Now, many teenagers have red envelope apps, allowing relatives to transfer currency digitally. The event will include a Chinese tea ceremony and Chinese calligraphy, as well as live traditional Chinese music and Chinese Opera. In northern China, the common dishes are steamed fish, dumplings, roasted duck or chicken, while in the south sometimes people celebrate with hot pot, which contains a variety of vegetables, mushrooms, meatballs and meat.

In his message posted on Facebook and Twitter, Moon also vowed to make every effort to support people's wishes to lead happy lives this year. Couplets, folk painting, paper-cuts, festive scrolls, lanterns, as well as other festive decorations in bright red, are seen everywhere.

Dim sum, a style of Cantonese cuisine characterized by small or bite-sized morsels (such as dumplings) typically served in steamer baskets or on little plates, is a culinary delight during the multi-day Chinese New Year celebration. Giant, sculpted "lanterns" in the shape of people, animals or robots are lit up and accompanied by fireworks displays and other entertainment.