Watch again: Chinese New Year celebrations start with a bang in New York City

Watch again as Chinese New Year 2024 celebrations kicked off with a bang in New York City on Saturday (10 February).

Firecrackers and lion dances marked the start of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon, considered to be the most auspicious of the 12 that make up the Chinese zodiac.

Cities across the world had already marked the celebrations.

Hong Kong is expecting more than a million visitors over the Lunar New Year holiday along with the return of festive celebrations that were put on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The city celebrates the New Year of the Dragon with a colourful parade on the first day of the Lunar New Year. It will be held in Tsim Sha Tsui on Saturday evening, the first day of the Year of the Dragon.