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    Manila's Chinese New Year

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     MarloCueto photographed the festivities of the Chinese New Year on January 30 in Manila's Chinatown. 'It was a joyful celebration of mixed races-Filipinos, Filipino-Chinese, and tourists. Everyone was welcomed,' he said. He says many people were shopping for lucky charms, which he says bring good luck during the start of a new year. 'Fruit vendors were around the busy street of Binondo selling round-shaped fruits where people buy it as a tradition during New Year. It is believed that having eight round-shaped fruits on the table brings luck and the number 8 symbolizes infinity,' he explained. His first image was featured as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for February 3, 2014.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    The Philippines celebrate the Chinese New Year, 31 January 2014 in Binondo at the city of Manila. People, local and foreign, gathered in the country’s most popular Chinatown and the oldest in the world witnessing performances of dragon and lion dance, food tripping and shopping of good luck charms.

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