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Chinese New Year 2014: Celebrations throughout the world

HONG KONG - JANUARY 01: (CHINA OUT) Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour to celebrate new year on January 1, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
HONG KONG - JANUARY 01: (CHINA OUT) Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour to celebrate new year on January 1, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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The 2014 Chinese New Year, or the year of the horse, will start on this Friday, and celebrations kicked off around the world, according to a Jan. 30 report in Huffington Post Canada. The lunar new year is celebrated by many Asian countries, other than China, such as Korea, Vietnam and Japan. Here are some of the coolest Chinese New Year’s celebrations from around the globe.

Hong Kong - On Friday, Jan. 31, the Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade will showcase a fun and traditional parade of amazing costumes and floats. Also, there will be a huge fireworks display on Feb. 1 near Victoria Harbor.

Paris - The city of love will celebrate the Chinese New Year with three different parades, the largest of which usually brings in crowds of more than 200,000.

Dubai - The jewel of the desert’s famous resort Madinat Jumeirah is hosting a huge lunar new year bash, with a Chinese circus, traditional street vendors and many restaurants are serving special dishes.

Las Vegas - The ritzy casino, Wynn, is having a parade throughout the hotel. This traditional parade will have a 90 ft. red dragon, eight real lions and of course, there will be firecrackers.