NYC welcomes Yr of the Rat with parades, fireworks and enjoyable

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 05: Folks have a good time the Lunar New Yr in Chinatown on February 05, 2019 in New York Metropolis. 1000’s of members of the Chinese language American group, vacationers and different New Yorkers took to the streets to have a good time the primary day of the Lunar New Yr, China’s greatest vacation of the 12 months. This 12 months is the ‘Yr of the Pig’ and celebrations are being held in Chinese language and Asian communities all over the world. The lighting of firecrackers is believed to push back evil spirits and to deliver the God of wealth into folks’s lives as soon as New Yr’s Day arrives. (Picture by Spencer Platt/Getty Photographs) (Spencer Platt/Getty)