According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the Year of the Pig. According to Business of Fashion, an online publication, on the eve of the Year of the Dog (2018), the Chinese spent about $146 billion, 10.2% higher compared to the same period in 2017. In 2019, images of pigs and their snouts can be seen everywhere — from Swiss watches to bag charms. © Photo: Burberry/twitter'Like a Horror Movie': Burberry Mocked for 'Creepy' Chinese New Year Promo CampaignDespite the decline in Chinese interest in luxury items, this holiday season looks promising for top-name brands. According to LVMH data, luxury handbags and Hennessy cognac are big hits in China. According to the company, sales in the fourth quarter of 2018 exceeded all expectations, especially for high fashion items and leather products, growing 17%. Gucci, when creating its Chinese New Year Collection, drew … [Read more...] about To Market, To Market: Luxury Brands Purvey Pigs for China’s Lunar New Year
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PUBLISHED: 16:26 07 January 2019 Sophie Barnett Pupils from Wilby Primary School celebrating Chinese New Year in 2018 and learning Chinese Ribbon Dances. Picture: ROISIN WISEMAN Find out what zodiac animal reigns 2019 and when people will be celebrating the Chinese New Year. Pupils from Wilby Primary School celebrating Chinese New Year in 2018 and enjoying a Chinese lunch, equipped with chopsticks. Picture: ROISIN WISEMANOn Tuesday, February 5 people will celebrate the annual event which is also commonly known as ‘Spring Festival’ and ‘Lunar New Year’. Chinese New Year occurs on a different date every year as it is based on the lunar calendar.This year the celebration lasts for two weeks finishing on Tuesday, February 19, however preparations begin earlier on Monday, January 28 until New Year’s Eve – this period is known as the ‘Little Year’.A lantern festival then takes place for four days after the New … [Read more...] about Will you be celebrating the Chinese New Year?
Spectacular firework displays have lit up night skies across the globe as cities held huge celebrations for revellers gathered to welcome 2019. More than 100,000 people descended on London for the capital’s official New Year’s Eve party in the heart of the city. The skyline was filled with an array of colours as dazzling fireworks exploded over the Thames, ensuring the New Year arrived with a bang. As Brits waited for the big countdown, cities such as Paris, Tokyo, Sydney and Moscow had already welcomed the New Year with stunning firework shows of their own. Australia and New Zealand were among the first to welcome the arrival of 2019 in fine style with displays of fireworks watched by millions of people. The first to bring in the New Year were people in Samoa. It became 2019 there at around 10am UK time. Festive lights later splashed the night sky of Downtown Dubai as the city held an impressive celebration. The skyline across the city was filled with an array … [Read more...] about New Year’s celebrations around the world
London has welcomed 2019 with a dazzling firework display and the chimes of Big Ben. As the new year dawns you can catch up on all the celebrations from the UK, and around the world, with our live stream of all the best firework displays. Below we will be checking in with colour and pictures from all the big displays in the major cities. Happy New Year! London celebrates as Big Ben awakes The words "London is open" rang in the new year as the capital welcomed 2019 with a dazzling riverside fireworks display. The phrase was spoken in seven languages around two minutes past midnight as the city skyline filled with lights in the largest annual display in Europe. A soundtrack featuring Europe's finest musical artists celebrated the diversity of the capital, after Big Ben, silent for much of 2018 due to renovations, chimed once more. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said the sold-out display would show Europe that the capital will remain "open-minded" and "outward … [Read more...] about New Year’s Eve celebrations: Watch the fireworks as London joins world in welcoming 2019
The year 2019 is making its debut. Though midnight is still many hours away in the U.S., billions of people around the globe are already ringing in the new year, bidding farewell to 2018 and welcoming 2019 with fireworks, prayer services and other festivities.Here's a look at how people are celebrating New Year's 2019. Fireworks in the Philippines Dozens of people have been injured by firecrackers ahead of New Year's Eve, when many across the Philippines set off powerful firecrackers in one of Asia's most violent celebrations despite a government scare campaign and threats of arrests.The Department of Health said it has recorded more than 50 firecracker-caused injuries in the last 10 days, which is expected to increase overnight when Filipinos usher in 2019 with a bang. Although still a concern, the figure is significantly lower than a year ago, partly because fewer Filipinos have purchased firecrackers due to hard economic times.Officials have urged centralized fireworks displays to … [Read more...] about New Year’s Eve around the world