February 05, 2019
China's railway ministry forecast mainland travelers would make 413 million trips during the three-week period around the holiday.
Lunar New Year 2019: Year of the Pig is welcomed across Asia
BEIJING — Asia welcomed the lunar Year of the Pig on Tuesday with visits to temples, family banquets and the world's biggest travel spree.
Celebrations took place throughout the region, from Beijing and Seoul to Hanoi and Singapore.
The streets of Beijing and other major Chinese cities were quiet and empty after millions of people left to visit relatives or travel abroad during the year's biggest family holiday.
Families gathered at home for multigenerational banquets. Companies, shops and government offices closed for official holidays that ranged from two days in South Korea to a week in China.
Lunar New Year 2019: Year of the Pig is welcomed across Asia
Worshippers stood in line for hours at Hong Kong's Wong Tai Sin Temple to welcome the new year by lighting incense.
Lana Wong, a prominent Hong Kong actress, wore a pig costume for the event.
"My first wish is for world peace," said Wong, 88. "Everyone has food to eat, employment and houses to live in. The elderly also hope the government will take better care of them."
In Beijing, performers in traditional Qing dynasty robes strummed zithers for a re-enactment at sunrise of a sacrificial ceremony at the Chinese capital's Temple of Earth park.
An actor portraying an emperor bowed before an altar as dozens of people in ceremonial dress behind him.
Acrobats and drummers also performed. Vendors sold toys branded with the British cartoon character Peppa Pig, which is enjoying a surge of popularity for the Year of the Pig.
The holiday in mainland China is marked by the biggest annual travel boom as hundreds of millions of people visit their home towns or travel abroad.
The railway ministry forecast mainland travelers would make 413 million trips during the three-week period around the holiday.
Chinese set off billions of fireworks to celebrate the new year. An explosion at an illegal fireworks shop in southern China killed five people early Tuesday. Investigators said it was triggered by fireworks set off by the shopkeeper outside the shop.
Lunar New Year 2019: Year of the Pig is welcomed across Asia
In Bangkok, people lit incense sticks and burned paper money and other symbolic offerings for deceased relatives despite government appeals to avoid contributing to smog.
Some shopkeepers sold symbolic ballots to burn as offerings following official promises of an election this year, the first after four years of military rule.
In the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, visitors left bouquets of flowers at statues of former leaders Kim Il Sung and his son, Kim Jong Il.
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Netflix Shares Skyrocket Following Blowout Q4 Results
January 19, 2021
plCb9L5qQeQ
How The Bee Gees Brothers Found Success As Songwriters
January 19, 2021
MpWcrHh7-_E
'Silence of the Lambs' Reunion! Anthony Hopkins & Jodie Foster Talk Dr. Lecter | Actors and Actors
January 19, 2021
u2QjdRaLfa8
Al Roker gets COVID-19 vaccine on the ‘Today’ show | Page Six Celebrity News
January 19, 2021
YWK9m-xC-TA
Tommy Hilfiger dumps $45 million Greenwich mansion for sunny Florida | Page Six Celebrity News
January 19, 2021
7cOiYIxtVLo
Inside Chris Evans’ abandoned $3.5 million mansion | Page Six Celebrity News
January 19, 2021
xLrSqGRx9D0
Alice Marie Johnson Says Helping Others Get Pardons Better Than Her Release | TMZ
January 20, 2021
U52X1wmSAZc
Joe Biden Can Unite Country Right Away Says Historian Dr. Allan Lichtman | TMZ
January 19, 2021
BN-nsfNuxC8
Sen. Lindsey Graham Chooses Inauguration Over Trump Farewell, Heavy Security at Airport | TMZ
January 19, 2021
J4ufQ8v-quk
Clare & Dale Split, Michael & Lori Vacay and Cardi vs. Hamburger
January 20, 2021
NdUGK2e0onA
"Celebrating America" Inauguration Special Best Moments
January 20, 2021
1RNXWWWLY9o
5 Things to Know About Inauguration Poet Amanda Gorman | E! News
January 20, 2021
JvUXTQL1-0w
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
20
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Aston Villa
20
Jan
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Augsburg - Bayern Munich
20
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Fulham - Manchester United
20
Jan
ENGLAND: Championship
Birmingham - Preston NE
20
Jan
ENGLAND: Championship
Norwich City - Bristol City
20
Jan
ENGLAND: Championship
Cardiff City - QPR
20
Jan
ENGLAND: Championship
Huddersfield - Millwall
20
Jan
ENGLAND: Championship
Nottingham Forest - Middlesbrough
20
Jan
ENGLAND: Championship
Brentford - Luton
20
Jan
GERMANY: Bundesliga
SC Freiburg - Eintracht Frankfurt
20
Jan
GERMANY: Bundesliga
RB Leipzig - Union Berlin
20
Jan
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Arminia Bielefeld - Stuttgart
20
Jan
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Schalke - Koln
20
Jan
SPAIN: La Liga
Villarreal - Granada CF
20
Jan
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Betis - Celta Vigo
20
Jan
SPAIN: La Liga
Getafe - Huesca
20
Jan
ITALY: Serie A
Udinese - Atalanta
19
Jan
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen - Borussia Dortmund
19
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Chelsea
18
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Newcastle United
18
Jan
ITALY: Serie A
Cagliari - AC Milan
17
Jan
ITALY: Serie A
Inter Milan - Juventus
17
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Manchester United
17
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Sheffield United - Tottenham Hotspur
17
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Crystal Palace
17
Jan
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Bayern Munich - SC Freiburg
17
Jan
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - Fiorentina
16
Jan
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund - Mainz
16
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Fulham - Chelsea
15
Jan
ITALY: Serie A
Lazio - Roma
14
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Crystal Palace
13
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Brighton
13
Jan
ENGLAND: Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur - Fulham
13
Jan
GERMANY: National cup
Holstein Kiel - Bayern Munich
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
zWJ3MxW_HWA L1eLanNeZKg i1XRgbyUtOo -g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.