Beautiful Scenes From Lunar New Year Celebrations Across Asia

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A boy touches a lion dancer while performing at the opening of Ditan Temple Fair on the Lunar New Year’s Eve in Beijing, China Wednesday, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo)

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A boy runs at a temple cast with shadows of traditional Chinese lantern decorations ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. (Photo by Joshua Paul/AP Photo)

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A woman shops for good luck ornaments at the traditional Dihua market for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, February 16, 2015. (Photo by Wally Santana/AP Photo)

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A praying man is silhouetted against traditional Chinese lantern decorations at a temple ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. (Photo by Joshua Paul/AP Photo)

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Men perform a dragon dance to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Phnom Penh February 17, 2015. (Photo by Samrang Pring/Reuters)

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A boy wearing a traditional hat chooses a toy at a shopping mall in Beijing February 17, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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People pray at Petak sembilan temple for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year at Petak Sembilan temple in Jakarta February 17, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Beawiharta)

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Fireworks explode at the River Hongbao Lunar New Year Celebrations along Marina Bay in Singapore February 17, 2015. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters)

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A man smokes a cigarette as he sits at Petak Sembilan temple, which is making preparations for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, in Jakarta February 17, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Beawiharta)

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A worker carries offering papers before upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, at Petak Sembilan temple in Jakarta, February 17, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Beawiharta)

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A member of the Acrobatic Troupe of Xinjiang, Abulaiti-Maijun, walks the tightrope blindfolded during an aerial performance at the River Hongbao Lunar New Year Celebrations along Marina Bay in Singapore February 17, 2015. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters)

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Member of the Acrobatic Troupe of Xinjiang Adili Wuxor walks the tightrope past a God of Fortune statue during an aerial performance at the River Hongbao Lunar New Year Celebrations along Marina Bay in Singapore February 17, 2015. (Photo by Edgar Su/Reuters)

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Women buy clothes ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Bangkok’s Chinatown February 17, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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A man carries roast duck for religious offerings ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Bangkok’s Chinatown February 17, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Men perform a lion dance to celebrate Chinese New Year in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh February 18, 2015. (Photo by Samrang Pring/Reuters)

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A man performs a lion dance to celebrate Chinese New Year in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh February 18, 2015. (Photo by Samrang Pring/Reuters)

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A lion dancer approaches a trader, as part of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, on the floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange in Manila’s Makati financial district, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)

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Dancers perform, as part of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, on the floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange in Manila’s Makati financial district, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)

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Lion dancers perform for the opening of the Temple Fair, as part of Chinese New Year celebrations, at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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A performer takes part in the opening of the Temple Fair, part of Chinese New Year celebrations at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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Students from Taiwan Shih Chien University Sung Jiang Battle Array walk during a rehearsal ahead of a Lunar New Year night parade in Hong Kong, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

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A woman poses under paper lanterns, celebrating the Chinese New Year, at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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Traditional dancers perform at the Temple Fair, part of Chinese New Year celebrations at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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Students from Taiwan Shih Chien University Sung Jiang Battle Array take part in a rehearsal ahead of a Lunar New Year night parade in Hong Kong, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

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Performers, dressed as Qing dynasty warriors, take part in the re-enactment of the ancient Qing Dynasty ceremony, in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune, during the opening of the Temple Fair, which is part of Chinese New Year celebrations at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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A boy, wearing a robot mask, poses in front of a tree decorated with paper lanterns, at the Temple Fair, which is part of Chinese New Year celebrations at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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A girl, holding a sheep toy, eats at the Temple Fair, which is part of Chinese New Year celebrations at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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Traditional dancers perform lion dance during the opening of the temple fair for the Chinese New Year celebrations at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing February 18, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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Visitors pose for a picture next to paper lanterns celebrating the Chinese New Year celebrations at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing February 18, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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Traditional musicians perform during a lion dance at the opening of the temple fair for the Chinese New Year celebrations at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing February 18, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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Traditional dancers perform lion dance during the opening of the temple fair for the Chinese New Year celebrations at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing February 18, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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A man sells flowers at a market near Petak Sembilan Chinese Buddhist temple on the eve of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, at Petak Sembilan temple in Jakarta, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Darren Whiteside/Reuters)

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A worker organises large candles at Petak Sembilan Chinese Buddhist temple on the eve of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Jakarta, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Darren Whiteside/Reuters)

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A man prays at Petak Sembilan Chinese Buddhist temple on the eve of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, at in Jakarta, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Darren Whiteside/Reuters)

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A worker carries a large candle at Petak Sembilan Chinese Buddhist temple on the eve of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Jakarta, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Darren Whiteside/Reuters)

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Boys show a finch, one of hundreds kept by a vendor ready to be released for a fee as offerings outside Petak Sembilan Chinese Buddhist temple on the eve of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Jakarta, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Darren Whiteside/Reuters)

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A couple takes a “selfie” with decorations at a temple, ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok February 18, 2015. (Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)

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A woman poses as another takes a photograph with decorations at a temple, ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok February 18, 2015. (Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)

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A Chinese Buddhist monk walks under decorations at a temple, ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok February 18, 2015. (Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)

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Lion and dragon dancers perform as part of the festive Chinese New Year celebrations in Bangkok’s shopping district February 18, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Lion and dragon dancers perform as part of the festive Chinese New Year celebrations in Bangkok’s shopping district February 18, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Dragon dancers perform as part of the festive Chinese New Year celebrations in Bangkok’s shopping district February 18, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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The head of the dragon dance costume is seen as dragon dancers perform as part of the festive Chinese New Year celebrations in Bangkok’s shopping district February 18, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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Lion and dragon dancers perform as part of the festive Chinese New Year celebrations in Bangkok’s shopping district February 18, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

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A woman hangs a paper crane with her wish written on it during Chinese New Year eve celebrations at Chinatown in Manila February 18, 2015. (Photo by Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)

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A woman hangs a paper crane with her wish written on it during a Chinese New Year eve celebration at Chinatown in Manila February 18, 2015. (Photo by Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)

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People walk under a Chinese Lantern display during a Chinese New Year eve celebration at Chinatown in Manila February 18, 2015. (Photo by Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)

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Customers buy Solanum mammosum, also known as nipplefruit, for home decoration at a Lunar New Year market in Victoria Park of Hong Kong Tuesday, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Kin Cheung/AP Photo)

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A Balinese woman cleans a statue ahead of the upcoming Chinese New Year at a temple in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 12 February 2015. (Photo by Made Nagi/EPA)

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A Balinese woman cleans a statue ahead of the upcoming Chinese New Year at a temple in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 12 February 2015. (Photo by Made Nagi/EPA)

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A Balinese woman cleans a statue during preparations for the upcoming Chinese New Year at a temple in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 12 February 2015. (Photo by Made Nagi/EPA)

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A group of dancer performs a lion dance to celebrate the coming of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 14 February 2015. (Photo by Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA)

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A group of dancer performs a lion dance to celebrate the coming of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 14 February 2015. (Photo by Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA)

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A group of dancer performs a lion dance to celebrate the coming of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 14 February 2015. (Photo by Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA)

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A group of dancers performs a traditional fan dance to celebrate the coming of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 14 February 2015. (Photo by Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA)

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A performer from Taiwan dressed as the “Third Prince” poses for a photograph in front of the sheep decorations during the rehearsal of International Chinese New Year Night Parade in Hong Kong Wednesday, February 18, 2015. (Photo by Kin Cheung/AP Photo)

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A woman holds her son as she shops for Lunar New Year decorations in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, February 17, 2015. (Photo by Sakchai Lalit/AP Photo)

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A visitor walks by traditional Chinese lantern decorations at a temple ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. (Photo by Joshua Paul/AP Photo)

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This photo taken on February 17, 2015 shows red “hongbao” packets for sale in a pedestrian underpass in Beijing. In China, the tradition of giving “hongbao”, or red envelopes, to celebrate the Lunar New Year is enjoying a resurgence in popularity online – a golden opportunity for Internet giants Tencent and Alibaba as they battle for the lucrative online payment market. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP Photo)

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