Dragons take over as the world celebrates Chinese New Year

Known as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival, the event is marked by parades and fireworks. In China, billions of people are expected to travel home for the holiday

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The streets of cities from Sydney to Sao Paulo were flooded with drums, fire crackers and dancing dragons over the weekend as the world celebrated the Lunar New Year.

Known as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival, the event is marked by parades and fireworks. In Chinabillions of people are expected to travel home for the holiday, which began on Jan. 28. 

2017 marks the year of the Fire Rooster, according to the 12-cycle Chinese calendar. People born in fire rooster years are meant to be trustworthy and responsible at work, according to the Chinese Zodiac

Looks like everyone involved had an excellent time over the weekend, no matter their birth date.

Chinese dancers wear costumes after performing at a fair on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Beijing, China.
Chinese dancers wear costumes after performing at a fair on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Beijing, China.
Chinese festival goers react as traditional dragon dancers perform at a fair on the second day of the festival in Beijing, China.
Chinese festival goers react as traditional dragon dancers perform at a fair on the second day of the festival in Beijing, China.
Chinese dancers perform at a fair in Beijing, China.
Chinese dancers perform at a fair in Beijing, China.



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