A festival goes global

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-02-12 08:16
Actors perform a lion dance at the parliament building in Rio de Janeiro to celebrate Lunar New Year's Eve on Feb 4. [PHOTO/XINHUA]

The most important holiday of the Chinese calendar marks a fortnight of festivities as reunited families wrap dumplings together and exchange gifts and red envelopes stuffed with money.

Pigs symbolize good fortune and wealth in Chinese culture and this year's holiday has brought a proliferation of porcine merchandise, greetings and decorations.

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