Chinese New Year parades held around the world
Colorful parades to mark the Chinese New Year were held in London, Madrid and Chicago on Sunday. /VCG Photo

Colorful parades to mark the Chinese New Year were held in London, Madrid and Chicago on Sunday. /VCG Photo

Thousands of people in the UK capital lined the streets watching a parade featuring traditional dance, music and performers dressed in colorful costumes. /VCG Photo

Thousands of people in the UK capital lined the streets watching a parade featuring traditional dance, music and performers dressed in colorful costumes. /VCG Photo

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan gave a speech for the occasion and said that people should celebrate the Chinese New Year with their friends, neighbors and Londoners of Chinese origin in this auspicious time of year. /VCG Photo

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan gave a speech for the occasion and said that people should celebrate the Chinese New Year with their friends, neighbors and Londoners of Chinese origin in this auspicious time of year. /VCG Photo

People in Chicago took part in a festive parade in the snow, about a week after a killer polar vortex hit the area, with temperatures dropping to minus 30 degrees Celsius late last month. /VCG Photo

People in Chicago took part in a festive parade in the snow, about a week after a killer polar vortex hit the area, with temperatures dropping to minus 30 degrees Celsius late last month. /VCG Photo

The parade in Madrid attracted thousands of people to the festival, where performers dressed up in different costumes with Chinese cultural elements. /VCG Photo

The parade in Madrid attracted thousands of people to the festival, where performers dressed up in different costumes with Chinese cultural elements. /VCG Photo

The Chinese New Year, which celebrates the beginning of a new year on the lunar calendar has been celebrated around the world since February 5 and will last until the Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the Lunar New Year. /VCG Photo

The Chinese New Year, which celebrates the beginning of a new year on the lunar calendar has been celebrated around the world since February 5 and will last until the Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the Lunar New Year. /VCG Photo