Landmarks wear red for Chinese New Year around globe

BEIJING, Feb. 16 (NsNewsWire) — Global landmarks are celebrating the Chinese NewYear by turning red, a color symbolizing good luck and happiness, as Chinesecommunities mark the Spring Festival around the world, reports Xinhua.
The Chinese Year of the Dog arrives on Friday, Feb. 16 this year. According to the latest release of China’s State Council Information Office, the ChineseNew Year was celebrated in more than 400 cities in more than 130 countries and regions this year.
The top of the Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan, New York, one of world’s most beloved attractions, is scheduled to shine in red and gold at sunset on Tuesday and Thursday to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
A window display of the Yearof the Dog was also installed in the lobby windows on the Fifth Avenue.
New York State has added the Spring Festival to its list of public holidays since 2014.
In the Egyptian tourist city of Sharm el-Sheikh, the walls and trees at Hollywood Fun Park in the Red Sea resort city were garnished with red Chineselanterns and colorful Chinesepaintings to embrace a three-day celebration.
Amid joyful atmosphere of a moonlit breezy night, hundreds of Egyptians joined Chinese to watch traditional lion dance performances in the alleyways of the tourist site to celebrate the biggest festival among Chinese people. As artists performed on stage, Chineseorganizers distributed gifts to members of the audience, who hailed from a variety of nationalities.