Lunar New Year celebrations 2013


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Chinese prayer ribbons hang from a door at the Baoshan Temple after being placed there by worshippers during Lunar New Year celebrations in the Chinese border Dandong on February 10, 2013. Photo - AFP


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Members of the Chinese community light incense inside a temple as they celebrate the Lunar New Year in Kolkata February 10, 2013. Photo - Reuters


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North Koreans are seen at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, to mark the Lunar New Year, in this photo taken and provided by Kyodo February 10, 2013. Photo - Reuters


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A woman burns joss sticks to pray in the Jing An temple in Shanghai as a billion-plus Asians ushered in the Year of the Snake from Australia to South Korea, millions of people travelled huge distances to reunite with their families for Lunar New Year. Photo - AFP


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A girl burns incense sticks before praying to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Snake at a Dharmayana temple in Kuta on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on January 10, 2013. Photo - AFP


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Thai-Chinese dancers perform a lion dance as they celebrate the Chinese New Year in Bangkok's China town on February 10, 2013. Chinese communities worldwide are welcoming the ' Year of the Snake '. Photo - AFP


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Performers take part in a traditional Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good fortune, during lunar new year festivities at the temple of Heaven in Beijing on February 10, 2013. Photo - AFP


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Calligraphers write down best wishes for the lunar new year or Tet in Vietnamese, for customers outside the Temple of Literature in downtown Hanoi, Vietnamese will have a nine-day long Tet holiday, the longest ever lunar new year holiday provided by the Vietnamese government. Photo - AFP



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