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Updated: Feb 16, 2021

You’ve probably noticed a wave of red decorations around the world or people are dressed in red.

You may be wondering why your screen lights up with fireworks when you Google ‘Spring festival / Chinese new year / Lunar New year’… but not New Year?

I think you’ve got it now! 2021 is the year of the Bull or Ox, however you wish to address this noble livestock. In India, they are considered holy beings of the highest order and are left to roam just about anywhere.

But how are people and communities celebrating this festive season around the world? If you haven't noticed, Lunar New year is celebrated across Russia, US, Uk, Thailand, Vietnam and so forth.

This year, China and Malaysia have been especially creative under water.

In an aquarium in Wuhan, divers performed an underwater dragon dance alongside stingrays and sharks! Crickey! RIP Steve Irwin. While over in KL, Malaysia divers performed an underwater lion dance. Of course, not a first as SEA Life in Melbourne, Australia is also onto the program!

Over in freezing Harbin Polar park, happy little penguins are carrying backpacks with the Chinese character Fu – meaning fortune. I can just see the Chinese version of Happy Feet, Lucky Feet.

Listen in to Captain Bagrat’s latest episode 86 to find out more about how other countries are celebrating their CNY!

From the Captain Bagrat team to all of our listeners, we hope you all had an amazing Chinese New Year!

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Co-contributer: Eunice Cruz is a Filipino-Australian currently in her second year of Journalism and International Studies (China Major) at the University of Technology Sydney. She is always eager to learn more about other Asian cultures and is particularly interested in Korean language and culture. She has a strong passion for food, beauty and make-up. She also has a keen interest in investigative journalism and is events director of UTS Journalism Society.


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