Week InAdvance: February 4, 2019
The Lunar New Year 2019 begins on Tuesday, Feb. 5, to welcome the Year of the Pig. Celebrations in cities around the world can last as long as two weeks, though the first seven days typically host the most family gatherings, New Year's markets, parades, firework displays and other public attractions. While 1.3 billion people celebrate this holiday in China alone, many other countries host popular Lunar New Year events, as well. Most of these are in eastern Asia, but many major cities around the world will host events in the coming weeks.
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