Dancers perform a lion dance inside a local shop during celebrations of the Chinese New Year in Chinatown in Panama City, Panama, on Feb. 8. Chinese around the world ushered in the lunar calendar's Year of the Monkey.
Performers participate in he 2016 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade in Hong Kong on Feb. 8.
Performers participate in the 2016 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade in Hong Kong, on Feb. 8. The Spring Festival begins with the new year and ends with the Lantern Festival on the fifteenth day.
A dancer dressed in traditional costume performs a on stage during a temple fair in Beijing on Feb. 8.
An ethnic Malaysian-Chinese devotee burns incense for good luck at the Guan Di Temple on the first day of the Lunar New Year in Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown area on Feb. 8. Some 25 percent of Malaysia's 29 million people are ethnic Chinese and celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Dragon and lion dancers perform amid exploding firecrackers in Manila's Chinatown district in on Feb. 8.
Crowds under a rows of lanterns, hold up joss sticks while waiting outside the Kwang Im Tho temple in Singapore on Feb. 7.
People burn incense as they pray for good fortune at the beginning of the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year at Yuanmiaoguan temple in Huizhou, China, on Feb. 8.
A man lights fireworks on a street on the eve of the Lunar New Year in Beijing on Feb. 7.
A girl and a woman sit inside a car as fireworks explode to celebrate the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Beijing, just before midnight on Feb. 7.