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Gearing up for worldwide Chinese New Year celebrations

Updated: 2017-01-24 07:00:38

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A girl looks at a paper-cut work at the Toronto Public Library's Maria A. Schuka Branch, in Canada, Jan 19, 2017. Locals were taught how to make Chinese paper-cuts to welcome the Chinese New Year. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

China will usher in the lunar New Year on Jan 28. Traditionally, the holiday is observed in China, Vietnam and some other Asian countries. Now the 400-year-old festival is going global.

From Chinese red lanterns and lion dances to New Year parades, here is a roundup of how people around the world are also immersing themselves in the festive mood as the Year of Rooster approaches. Take a look.

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