Today the whole world is celebrating the Chinese Lantern Festival or, as it is called Spring Festival. according to the lunar calendar, 2012 falls on the year of Dragon, which symbolizes the courage, prosperity and mutual aid.
Chinese New Year begins in the first Quarter, between 20th January and 20th February in the Gregorian calendar. In 2012 he begins January 23 and will be held under the auspices of the Dragon.
the main event of the festival will be a night parade with solemn procession of colorful, decorated with thousands of colorful lanterns,of course fireworks ,then proceed through the main streets.
(Pictures from Reuters)