February 19, 2015 marked the Chinese New Year and the coming of the Year Of The Sheep or Goat. See the celebrations and festivities in cities all over the world.

People rush to plant the first joss stick at the stroke of midnight outside a temple in Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters.

People rush to plant the first joss stick at the stroke of midnight outside a temple in Singapore.
Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

A young couple visit Hsian Seh Gong temple in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

A young couple visit Hsian Seh Gong temple in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Photograph: David Chang/EPA

Performers in Beijing, China. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Performers in Beijing, China.
Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

A chef prepares traditional food at the Ditan Park temple on the eve of the new year in Beijing. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

A chef prepares traditional food at the Ditan Park temple on the eve of the new year in Beijing.
Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

Worshippers burn incense and pray at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Worshippers burn incense and pray at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong.
Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

A Malaysian Chinese ethnic man lights a giant joss stick at a temple in Kajang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: Azhar Rahim/EPA

A Malaysian Chinese ethnic man lights a giant joss stick at a temple in Kajang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Photograph: Azhar Rahim/EPA

A performer takes part in the opening of the Temple Fair at Ditan Park, in Beijing. Photograph: Kim Kyng-Hoon/Reuters

A performer takes part in the opening of the Temple Fair at Ditan Park, in Beijing.
Photograph: Kim Kyng-Hoon/Reuters

Artists perform a dragon dance at a local amusement park during celebrations for the Lunar New Year, Feb. 19, 2015 in Beijing. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Artists perform a dragon dance at a local amusement park during celebrations for the Lunar New Year, Feb. 19, 2015 in Beijing.
Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Worshippers wait to make incense offer at Wong Tai Sin Temple on the first day of Lunar New Year holiday on Feb. 18, 2015 in Hong Kong. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Worshippers wait to make incense offer at Wong Tai Sin Temple on the first day of Lunar New Year holiday on Feb. 18, 2015 in Hong Kong.
Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Fireworks illuminate the skyline to celebrate Lunar New Year on Feb. 18, 2015 in Beijing. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Fireworks illuminate the skyline to celebrate Lunar New Year on Feb. 18, 2015 in Beijing.
Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

A devotee prays on the eve of the Lunar New Year at the Lungshan Temple in Taipei, Taiwan on Feb. 18, 2015. Photograph: Wally Santana/AP

A devotee prays on the eve of the Lunar New Year at the Lungshan Temple in Taipei, Taiwan on Feb. 18, 2015.
Photograph: Wally Santana/AP

People walk as residents set off fireworks as part of Lunar New Year celebrations in Shanghai on Feb. 19, 2015. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

People walk as residents set off fireworks as part of Lunar New Year celebrations in Shanghai on Feb. 19, 2015.
Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Travelers crowd the station while leaving for the Spring Festival at a local railway station on Feb. 17, 2015 in Beijing. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Travelers crowd the station while leaving for the Spring Festival at a local railway station on Feb. 17, 2015 in Beijing.
Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

A security guard watches over passengers leaving for the Spring Festival at a local railway station on Feb. 17, 2015 in Beijing. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

A security guard watches over passengers leaving for the Spring Festival at a local railway station on Feb. 17, 2015 in Beijing.
Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Chinese-Thai nationals walk past under Lunar New Year banners on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: EPA

Chinese-Thai nationals walk past under Lunar New Year banners on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand.
Photograph: EPA

Men perform a lion dance to celebrate Chinese New Year in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photograph: Reuters

Men perform a lion dance to celebrate Chinese New Year in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Photograph: Reuters

An Indonesian Chinese woman prays during the preparations for the Chinese New Year celebrations at a temple in China town in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photograph: EPA

An Indonesian Chinese woman prays during the preparations for the Chinese New Year celebrations at a temple in China town in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Photograph: EPA

A child runs past a multi coloured sheep installation displayed in a shopping mall for the Chinese New Year celebrations in Hong Kong. Photograph: Getty Images

A child runs past a multi coloured sheep installation displayed in a shopping mall for the Chinese New Year celebrations in Hong Kong.
Photograph: Getty Images

Chinese New Year lanterns are pictured at the Thean Hou temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese New Year lanterns are pictured at the Thean Hou temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Photograph: Reuters

Fireworks explode at the River Hongbao Lunar New Year Celebrations along Marina Bay in Singapore. The Chinese Lunar New Year on February 19 will welcome the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram). Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Fireworks explode at the River Hongbao Lunar New Year Celebrations along Marina Bay in Singapore. The Chinese Lunar New Year on February 19 will welcome the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram).
Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Filipino dancers perform a Dragon Dance on the eve of the Chinese New Year in the business district of Makati, Manila. Photograph: Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Filipino dancers perform a Dragon Dance on the eve of the Chinese New Year in the business district of Makati, Manila.
Photograph: Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Dancers perform during a promotional event to invite Chinese tourists to celebrate the upcoming Spring Festival or Chinese New Year holiday in front of a department store in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. The number of Chinese visitors to South Korea has risen lately.  Photograph: AP

Dancers perform during a promotional event to invite Chinese tourists to celebrate the upcoming Spring Festival or Chinese New Year holiday in front of a department store in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. The number of Chinese visitors to South Korea has risen lately.
Photograph: AP

A farmer transports kumquat trees before selling them ahead of the Lunar New Year in Hanoi on February 13, 2015. The upcoming Lunar New Year bears the sign of the Sheep according to the lunar calendar.  Photograph: AFP

A farmer transports kumquat trees before selling them ahead of the Lunar New Year in Hanoi on February 13, 2015. The upcoming Lunar New Year bears the sign of the Sheep according to the lunar calendar.
Photograph: AFP

Revelers celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year on Feb. 19, 2015, in New York City.  Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Revelers celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year on Feb. 19, 2015, in New York City.
Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Dragon dancers snake their way through a sea of people in Binondo, Manila during the Chinese New Year celebrations on Thursday, February 19.  Photograph: Roy Lozano/GMA

Dragon dancers snake their way through a sea of people in Binondo, Manila during the Chinese New Year celebrations on Thursday, February 19.
Photograph: Roy Lozano/GMA

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