Year Of The Pig Celebrations Kick Off Chinese New Year In Colorado

Carrie Lam wishes all a healthy and prosperous Year of the Pig

And every Chinese New Year morning, parents make rice dumplings with a lot of sugar in the soup, and kids would say "very sweet" while eating it, hoping the coming year would be sweet and handsome.

No doubt hoping to win their votes, Prime Minister Scott Morrison opened an account on WeChat, the Chinese social media platform last week, where he promised to post about his experiences of Chinese New Year.

Last year, the New Year Event saw all Fortnite games receive a discount of 50%, alongside Save the World players getting four new heroes and a bunch of exclusive weapons.

"On the eve of Chinese New Year, our whole big family has dinner together, then my grandparents prepare a bowl of food for the "Kitchen God", which we bring home and put on the stove", said Qian. "Happy Chinese New Year!" The 12 branches are paired with 12 zodiac animals.

These are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

But the Year of the Pig signals a more relaxed year ahead, "Not busy like a monkey or a cow year". (AP Photo/Andy Wong) In this Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, photo, vendors carrying pig-shaped balloons for sale to mark the Lunar New Year in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Researchers have also traced the origins of the zodiac animal.

The PLA Navy has also carried out other missions, including the evacuation of Chinese nationals from Libyan war zones in 2011 and Yemen in 2015, the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and sending potable water to the Maldives during a water crisis in late 2014.

Those born in the year of the Pig are said to have certain personality traits.

Pigs are believed to be diligent, compassionate and generous.

They have great concentration, they devote all their energy into achieving their goals, but they rarely seek help from others.

Roasted as a subversive symbol and chopped from a video streaming website in China, it seems Peppa Pig, the loveable but imperious British cartoon character, faces a bleak future in the communist-led country.

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