The Chinese diaspora proudly celebrates Lunar New Year abroad, as evidenced by this spirited crowd marking the festival in New York’s Chinatown last year. Photo: AP Photo

Is China really the best place to ring in the Lunar New Year – and how do other countries celebrate the Spring Festival?

Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea and Mongolia all have distinct Lunar New Year traditions – how do they compare, and does Japan even celebrate the festival?

Topic |   Lunar New Year
The Chinese diaspora proudly celebrates Lunar New Year abroad, as evidenced by this spirited crowd marking the festival in New York’s Chinatown last year. Photo: AP Photo
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