Born in 2019? You’re a pig, says Chinese zodiac

Edmonton’s Chinese Catholic Parish celebrates the Year of the Pig

Edmonton’s Chinese Catholic Parish celebrates the Year of the Pig

Actress Kim Chiu and her family welcomed the Year of the Pig with fireworks and a Chinese lion dance.

And, around the world, hundreds of millions of people are coming together to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Firecrackers also worsen the country's notorious air pollution problems, and last year air quality across the country was recorded to have worsened on four days of the Lunar New Year holiday.

"Comedy films are usually the most popular films during the Spring Festival holiday", according to Zhang Jiaxing, a manager at UME movie theater in Beijing. It was 375,000 last year and Sydney tourism operators are counting on even more this year.

The Year of the Pig falls on Tuesday this year.

Real estate agents mount special marketing campaigns to sell apartments to Chinese visitors and retailers' sales of luxury goods rival the pre-Christmas rush.

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Tehran's policy is aimed at maintaining a certain cap on the range of the missiles based on its own defensive strategy. On Wednesday, Iran announced the production of large amounts of yellowcake, a precursor to enriched uranium.

STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson told Yahoo Finance, the company was approached by Alibaba to exclusively distribute the film in the United States in time for Lunar New Year. The phrase literally means "Happy New Year".

The growing popularity of the celebrations was a sign of deepening ties between the two countries, as well as a recognition of historic links.

Chinese New Year is about driving away evil spirits, honouring friends, family, ancestors and gods, and relaxing and having fun. The Pig was also the Zodiac symbol for the years of 1935, 1947, 1959, 1983, 1995 and 2007.

"Each of the years go by one of the elements - there's metal, water, wood, fire and earth", Chen told Global News.

A spokesman for Entertainment One - the Canadian media company that now produces the series - told Agence France-Presse that in the past year, more than half a million fake Peppa Pig items were seized and tens of thousands of online sale posts taken down. Vietnam is celebrating the Lunar New Year of the Pig, the biggest annual festival of the year.

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