Chinese New Year celebrated globally

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Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is being celebrated across the globe as the Year of the Rooster arrives on Saturday.

Festive red lights lit up Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House while an impressive fireworks display illuminated the sky above the harbor as people welcomed the new year.

In Ukraine, students from Kiev’s Confucius Institute celebrated Chinese New Year at the Boryspil Airport by treating travelers to an array of performances from Kung Fu to Chinese folk arts.

Meanwhile, Chinatown in Japan’s Yokohama, the largest in the country, received a large number of visitors counting down the seconds on Friday night to welcome in the lunar new year.

In the U.K., a giant screen in London’s Piccadilly Circus played promotional videos of Chinese New Year for an hour during the eve of the New Year.

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