A million ways to light up for the Lunar New Year

By Reuters   February 17, 2018 | 01:18 pm GMT+7

Eating fire in Manila or ringing a bell 108 times in New York were things people do to welcome the Year of the Dog.

People burn incense sticks and pray for good fortune at Giant Buddhist Temple in Chongqing, China, February 15, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Stringer

People burn incense sticks and pray for good fortune at Giant Buddhist Temple in Chongqing, China, February 15, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Stringer

Dancers from Chinas Hainan perform during a parade to celebrate the Year of the Dog in Hong Kong, February 16, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Bobby Yip

Dancers from China's Hainan perform during a parade to celebrate the Year of the Dog in Hong Kong, February 16, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Bobby Yip

Senior parishioner Ci Heng rings a bell 108 times to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year in Manhattans Chinatown in New York, February 16, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Gabriela Bhaskar

Senior parishioner Ci Heng rings a bell 108 times to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York, February 16, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Gabriela Bhaskar

People dressed in  traditional Korean clothes play a game as they celebrate among ice  sculptures in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 16, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Eric  Gaillard

People dressed in traditional Korean clothes play a game as they celebrate among ice sculptures in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 16, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Eric Gaillard

Folk artists perform  a fire dragon dance under a shower of sparks from molten iron in  Shangqiu, Henan province, China, February 14, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Stringer

Folk artists perform a fire dragon dance under a shower of sparks from molten iron in Shangqiu, Henan province, China, February 14, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Stringer

Spectators look at a large dog-shaped lantern as part of celebrations in Sydney, Australia, February 16, 2018. Photo by Reuters/David Gray

Spectators look at a large dog-shaped lantern as part of celebrations in Sydney, Australia, February 16, 2018. Photo by Reuters/David Gray

A fire eater performs during celebrations in Chinatown in Manila, Philippines February 16, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Erik De Castro

A fire eater performs during celebrations in Chinatown in Manila, Philippines February 16, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Erik De Castro

A man releases birds, which is believed to bring good luck, at a temple in Chinatown in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 16, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Beawiharta

A man releases birds, which is believed to bring good luck, at a temple in Chinatown in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 16, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Beawiharta

Members of Mexico Citys Chinese community perform the lion dance in Mexico City, Mexico, February 15, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Henry Romero

Members of Mexico City's Chinese community perform the lion dance in Mexico City, Mexico, February 15, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Henry Romero

Fireworks light up  the sky during a countdown in Binondo district, metro Manila,  Philippines, February 16, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Dondi Tawatao

Fireworks light up the sky during a countdown in Binondo district, metro Manila, Philippines, February 16, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Dondi Tawatao

Thai women pose for a photo as they attend a Warm Welcome ceremony to Chinese tourists at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, February 16, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun

Thai women pose for a photo as they attend a Warm Welcome ceremony to Chinese tourists at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, February 16, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun

 
 
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