lunar new year - updates

Rappler's latest stories on lunar new year


China's 'red packets' go digital over Lunar New Year

Feb 11, 2019 - 8:01 PM

China, which is embracing a cashless society in which payments are made via smartphone apps, finds electronic 'red packets' are now hugely popular

The week in photos: February 2-8, 2019

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:08 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

NAKED RUNNERS. Members of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity participate in the 42nd Oblation Run at the University of the Philippines, Diliman on February 8, 2019. Photo by Lisa David/Rappler

15 killed in New Year knife rampage and arson attack in China

Feb 08, 2019 - 11:23 PM

Knife attacks are common in China, where the carrying of firearms is strictly regulated

Your horoscope for 2019, Year of the Earth Pig

Feb 05, 2019 - 6:50 PM

People born in the year of the Horse are the luckiest, while single people born in the year of the Dog may find their significant other this year

EARTH PIG. Duty Free Philippines Corporations holds Lunar New Year celebration at the Luxe Duty Free in Pasay City. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Binondo celebrates Chinese New Year

Feb 05, 2019 - 3:12 PM

People welcome the Year of the Pig with grand festivities

FESTIVITIES. People snake their way down the streets of Binondo to celebrate Chinese New Year. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Chinese communities around world welcome Year of the Pig

Feb 05, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Celebrations will take place across the globe to usher in the Lunar New Year

Children in animal hats pose in front of a pig giant pig installation ahead of the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong on Feburary 4, 2019. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)

The week in photos: January 26-February 1, 2019

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:32 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

'HOT SPRING'. People enjoy a dip in a hotpot-shaped hot spring pool at a hotel in Hangzhou in China's Zhejiang province on January 27, 2019, to promote a healthy lifestyle in the run-up to the Lunar New Year which begins the first week of February. Photo by AFP

Feng shui masters say Trump secrets could be exposed in Year of the Pig

Jan 31, 2019 - 11:56 AM

A Taiwanese fortune-teller says that the pig can be a particularly bad year for those born in the year of the dog – which includes US president Donald Trump

This picture taken on January 19, 2019 shows feng shui master Alion Yeo holding a luopan, or Chinese compass, in his office in Hong Kong ahead of the Lunar New Year of the Pig. As the Chinese zodiac turns into the Year of the Pig next week, feng shui masters are predicting turbulence and division for world leaders at home -- not least President Donald Trump, who risks having past secrets revealed. Feng shui -- literally meaning "wind-water" -- is influential in many parts of Asia, where people adjust their lives and carefully position items such as a cup of water or pieces of crystal in offices and homes to maximise their luck and wealth. Isaac LAWRENCE / AFP

The week in photos: February 10-16, 2018

Feb 17, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People throw talcum powder during the street carnival 'Los Indianos' in Santa Cruz de la Palma, on the Spanish Canary island of La Palma, on February 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / DESIREE MARTIN

The week in photos: February 3-9, 2018

Feb 10, 2018 - 1:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Russian conceptual artist Andrey Kuzkin performs naked and headlong near the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, northern Germany, on February 8, 2018.The performance was part of the series "The Phenomenon of Nature or 99 Landscapes with Trees". / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Daniel Reinhardt / Germany OUT

Millions travel for China's Lunar New Year festival

Jan 25, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Transport officials predict that Chinese passengers will make almost 3 billion trips during the 40 day Lunar New Year period including more than 2 5 billion journeys by road

This photo taken on January 23, 2017 shows Chinese paramilitary guards monitoring passengers as they head to their train to travel to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year at Nantong Railway Station in Jiangsu province, near Shanghai. Stringer/AFP

Aquino's Chinese New Year toast: To a 'strong, resilient, vibrant country'

Feb 08, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Full text of President Aquino s message to the Chinese Filipino community on the celebration of the Lunar New Year 2016 – the Year of the Fire Monkey

YEAR OF THE FIRE MONKEY. President Benigno Aquino III tells the Chinese-Filipino community on Lunar New Year 2016: 'May this event enrich, highlight, and promote the qualities, values, and ideals that make your community a treasured component of our nation.' File photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Love forecast for 2016, Year of the Fire Monkey

Feb 07, 2016 - 3:04 PM

Will you be lucky in love this 2016?

ROMANTIC LUCK. Feng shui experts weigh in on how they think the year will go for everyone in terms of love

Feng shui forecast, tips for 2016, Year of the Fire Monkey

Feb 06, 2016 - 9:07 PM

Find out which areas of your home or office to activate this year to to enhance your luck

YEAR OF THE FIRE MONKEY. The Chinese New Year brings about a new feng shui forecast too. Photo from Shutterstock

Reddest red envelope: Chinese Communist party hands out cash

Feb 05, 2016 - 3:37 PM

A total of 300 000 yuan is being made available over 3 days on Alipay the online payment service of Alibaba founded by Jack Ma one of China s richest men

Tens of thousands of Chinese new year travellers stranded

Feb 02, 2016 - 4:08 PM

UPDATED Many trains to the capital of the southern province of Guangdong were delayed after north and central China were hit by snow and ice

Chinese passengers put their luggages on a train as they travel back home to celebrate the lunar new year in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China, February 1, 2016. EPA

What's in store for you this 2016, the Year of the Monkey?

Dec 30, 2015 - 7:14 PM

Feng Shui expert Marites Allen gives us a glimpse at what s to come

Image from Shutterstock

The lion princes of Divisoria

Feb 19, 2015 - 10:53 PM

The lion princes aren t after big earnings For them it s about a poor teenager s dream

At least 3 killed in Lunar New Year attack in China

Feb 19, 2015 - 10:12 PM

It is unknown what weapon the attacker used

Sweet and sticky: #ReplaceSongTitlesWithTikoy

Feb 19, 2015 - 7:35 PM

Can you fit the word tikoy into your favorite song titles?

Aquino to Fil-Chinese: Help build a stronger PH

Feb 18, 2015 - 6:10 PM

President Benigno Aquino III cites the contributions of the Filipino Chinese community to the country on the eve of the Chinese New Year

DIVERSITY. Filipino dancers perform a Dragon Dance on the eve of the Chinese New Year, in Manila on 18 February 2015. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

8 things to do to ring in the year of the sheep

Jan 30, 2015 - 5:32 PM

2015 is touted as a year of prosperity peace and cooperation Here is a list of things to do to channel these attributes and have a truly happy new year

Singapore's founding PM Lee Kuan Yew in hospital

Feb 04, 2014 - 8:58 PM

Lee is currently on antibiotics and recovering his press secretary says

FOUNDING FATHER. Former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew speaks during a dialogue with former Japanese vice foreign minister Shotaro Yachi (unseen) in the 18th international conference on the future of Asia, in Tokyo on May 24, 2012. Photo by AFP

What's in the stars for Bieber this Year of the Wood Horse?

Jan 30, 2014 - 5:21 PM

Bieber may be in for a bad year but feng shui masters say we should all saddle up for a bumpy Year of the Wood Horse

BUMPY RIDE. Justin Bieber will be on a streak of negativity this year, says feng-shui master Alion Yeo

China gears up for peak New Year travel period

Jan 25, 2014 - 12:23 PM

Hundreds of millions of migrant workers will return home to their backwater towns and rural villages before the Lunar New Year

NEW YEAR PREPS. A Chinese worker hangs a lantern for the upcoming Lunar New Year at a park in Beijing on January 24, 2014. Photo b Wang Zhao/AFP

Sina Weibo rings in New Year with 731-K posts in first minute

Feb 11, 2013 - 3:53 PM

Sina Weibo gets over 731 000 posts in the first minute of the Lunar New Year

WEIBO NEW YEAR. Sina Weibo hits over 731,000 posts in the first minute of the Lunar New Year.

IN PHOTOS: Year of the Snake

Feb 11, 2013 - 12:13 AM

Rappler s John Javellana takes us through the sights of Chinatown in Manila as the Filipino Chinese community celebrates the Lunar New Year

Raucous celebrations as Asia greets Year of Snake

Feb 10, 2013 - 3:51 PM

From Australia to South Korea millions of people travelled huge distances to reunite with their families for Lunar New Year the most important holiday of the year for many in Asia indulging in feasts and celebrations

FEARSOME FACE. The dragon lion's head is meant to scare off negative energy from businesses and homes. Festival-goers, however, aren't intimidated one bit.

#FamilySunday: Feng shui follies

Feb 10, 2013 - 12:06 PM

Our resident dad gives the art of feng shui a try and ends up giving advice that generate laughs instead of luck

HANDLE WITH CARE. The traditional feng shui compass or luo pan can be used for a lot of good. But when put in the wrong hands, you will probably get dreadful advice like the ones below. Photo by Borghal taken from Wikipedia

PHOTOS: Chinese New Year's eve in Binondo

Feb 09, 2013 - 6:12 PM

Rappler is at Chinatown in Binondo for Chinese New Year s eve Here are some moments our lenses captured

SNAKE CHARM-ERS. Water Snake figurines are the choice souvenirs this Chinese New Year

Luck in the Year of the Water Snake

Feb 09, 2013 - 5:45 PM

Map out your home or office s lucky directions with these easy steps

HOW DO YOU PREVENT MISFORTUNE? According to feng shui practitioner and consultant Resti Santiago, it pays to map your home or office and understand the feng shui forecast to know what to do to make good energy work for you. Image from Facebook

PHOTOS: Chinese New Year in Manila

Feb 09, 2013 - 8:37 AM

See John Javellana s photos of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Manila through the years

DRAGON LION 'AGREES.' The Dragon Lion seemingly reading the sign boards of the PETA protesters. All photos by John Javellana/RAPPLER

Millions head home for Chinese holiday

Feb 07, 2013 - 2:40 PM

A total of 3 4 billion trips will be made over the holiday period official media estimates including hundreds of millions of migrant workers in booming cities who journey to the countryside to spend the season with their families

GOING HOME. Lunar New Year travelers queue at Beijing's international airport on February 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones