1/ 9 A woman hangs a paper crane with her wish written on it during a Chinese New Year eve celebration at Chinatown in Manila February 18, 2015. Reuters A lion dance performer waits for "Ang Pao", or a money gift, in front of a grocery next to revellers as they celebrate Lunar New Year at Manila's Chinatown February 19, 2015. Reuters A lion dance is performed to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year as visitors watch during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at Chinatown in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, February 19, 2015. Reuters People pray for good fortune as they hold burning incense on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple, in Beijing, February 19, 2015. Reuters People burn incense as they pray for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple, in Beijing, February 19, 2015. Reuters A girls walks as residents set off fireworks as part of Chinese New Year celebrations in Shanghai February 19, 2015. Reuters A man with a sheep soft toy waits to plant his first joss stick of the Lunar New Year at the stroke of midnight at the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple in Singapore February 18, 2015. Reuters Filipino-Chinese light incense as they offer prayers and wishes on the eve of the Chinese New Year inside a Buddhist temple in Manila February 18, 2015. Reuters Worshippers wearing sheep caps make their first offerings inside Wong Tai Sin Temple, one of the busiest temples in Hong Kong late February 18, 2015, moments before the Lunar New Year. Reuters
Chinese New Year celebrations have began all around the world.
Chinese communities around the world have come together to celebrate the colourful annual spring festival, which marks the year of the goat.
The 40-day festival, which begins on Thursday, 19 February, is celebrated in Mainland China, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Macau, Mauritius, Thailand and in other Chinatowns.
Various parades, dragon dances, huge fireworks displays, gift exchanges took place in various parts of the world as part of the annual festival.
Check out the fireworks from Singapore and New York city below: