Traditional celebration of Chinese New Year with colorful parades took place all over the world recently.
Ballerinas join in the celebrations: dancers don horse heads during Sydney celebrations to mark the Year of the Horse, which began on January 31st
Celebration for all ages: A little girl was among the thousands of people who came out for the New Year Parade in Chinatown in New York
Buenos Aires: People perform in the Lions Parade during Chinese New Year. According the tradition, touching the dragon brings good luck
Children in Sydney prepare to perform in the celebrations on Sunday: Chinese New Year begins on 31 January and runs for a week
People try to touch the dragon puppet during a parade in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Saturday. According to tradition, touching the dragon brings good luck
A performer walks past a building featuring projected images of horses to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Horse during the Sydney celebrations
A dragon puppet hangs beside a barricade as spectators wait for the Chinatown New Year Parade and Festival to begin in New York