In pictures: Chinese New Year in Binondo, Manila

Binondo

Asado Siopao and Chicken Mami from Masuki or Binondo Makong Mami, one of the oldest restaurants in Binondo, Chinatown.

Binondo

A traditional dragon dance parade kicks off the festivities on the eve of Chinese New Year

Binondo

Locals and travelers take selfies and photos behind the dragon in the streets of Ongpin during the New Lunar Year

Binondo

A golden dog charm is sold and blessed for good fortune and luck

Binondo

Buildings in Binondo switch all their lights on for wealth and prosperity in the coming year.

Binondo

"Pogi", the Siberian husky. His name means 'handsome' in Filipino. He also went around Binondo with his owner, who believes that the dog will give him good luck for the Year of the Dog.

Binondo

A huge crowd anticipates the fireworks on the Eve of the New Year

Binondo

A child jumps for joy inside a temple in Binondo

Binondo

It is said that sniffing the incense or bringing the smoke towards one's face during the first few minutes of the New Year will bring great wealth for the rest of the year.

Binondo

Tourists and locals flock to Ongpin street the following morning

View slideshow: Chinese New Year, also sometimes referred to as Lunar New Year, is ongoing across most of Asia.  We joined locals and fellow travelers for a glimpse of the festivities at Binondo in Manila, which is often referred to as the oldest Chinatown in the world.

Also readWhat to expect for Chinese New Year around Asia

Photographed by

Jilson Tiu

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