The Year of the Pig may begin on February 5, but the parties go on for days.

Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China, and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia.

Here’s how cities around the globe are celebrating with parades, fireworks, and festivals.

Beijing, China

In China, the New Year is typically a time to return home to smaller villages. But Beijing has more than 20 million residents, plenty of whom stick around for celebrations throughout the city. There will be fairs in Ditan and Longtan parks, blanketing the city spaces with red patterned banners and lanterns. And while most city events celebrate Chinese culture, the Shijingshan Temple Fair (February 5-11) is known for its Western influences, and has European goods for sale and American costumed characters.

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