Celebrations began all over the world for Chinese New Year in colorful way. The official seven day holiday is declared in China for people to celebrate the Year of Horse. The red colored streets of the towns where celebrations are getting conducted are marked by parades and prayers all around in typical Chinese way.
|Chinese New Year Celebrations in China|
Things are little bit change this time as revelers in China are being encouraged not to set off fireworks due to concerns about pollution. But fireworks are an integral part of the celebrations in China. According to a survey, many of the people in Shanghai revealed that they are not buying any crackers for fireworks for this holiday season.
|Welcoming the Year of Horse|
On the other side in Southern California, many of the shopping centers are packed with customers making most of holiday season to buy valuables. Asian residents in the California are getting encouraged with colorful dragon at Grove or ribbon dancers at some places such as Santa Monica Place. In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti will be grand marshal of Golden Dragon Parade on Saturday, put on by Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles and may begin at afternoon 1 p.m in Chinatown.
|Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur|
Shopping Malls in California attracting Asian customers by celebratinf the Year of The Horse by festooning their courtyards. They decorated malls with paper lanterns and hired some experts in traditional Chinese arts. The decorative strategies by shopping mall owner are pretty impressive to fascinate some customers.
|Chinese New Year at Grove|
In Manhattan, major landmark of the city Empire State Building is lighted with red and gold color. The building is decorated nicely to kick off New Year festivities, the beautiful colors are meant to represent fireworks for the event celebrations which began on Friday and lasts until 15 days.