Lunar New Year 2024

Communities throughout Asia have been preparing for the upcoming Lunar New Year. This time around, the holiday falls on Feb.10 and ushers in the Year of the Dragon.
2024.02.08
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A man walks past a dragon figure at a new year's fair in Beijing on Feb. 4, 2024. (Pedro Pardo/AFP)

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A shop owner writes spring couplets using calligraphy for two words “will win” on Dihua Street in Taipei on Feb. 4, 2024. (I-Hwa Cheng/AFP)

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A tourist takes a selfie in front of incense sticks arranged in the form of a Vietnamese flag in a courtyard in the village of Quang Phu Cau on the outskirts of Hanoi, January 20, 2024. (Nhac Nguyen/AFP)

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People walk past lanterns in China's eastern Shandong province on Jan. 30, 2024. (AFP)

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People shop at a market in Hong Kong on Feb. 6, 2024. (Peter Parks/AFP)

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A woman looks at festive decorations for sale in a store in Yangon on Feb. 7, 2024. (Sai Aung Main/AFP)

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Villagers hang noodles out to dry as they prepare for upcoming Lunar New Year markets in Huai'an, in China’s eastern Jiangsu province on Jan. 25, 2024. (AFP)

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Performers and lion dancers take part in a procession for the upcoming Lunar New Year in Hanoi on January 28, 2024. (Nhac NGUYEN / AFP)

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A vendor sorts decorations at a market in Qingdao, in eastern China's Shandong province, Feb. 3, 2024. (AFP)

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A visitor takes a photo in front of an inflatable dragon hanging from the wall of Yongle Market in Taipei on Feb. 4, 2024. (I-Hwa Cheng/AFP)

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