Chinese New year came - this is how the celebration looked like in Finland
The New Year festival is centuries old and has several myths and traditions. Traditionally the festival was a time to honor deities as well as ancestors.
In Helsinki in Finland we also celebrated the Chinese new Year. Chines people and dancers appeared in the streets and stages.
You could see dragon dance, tai chi demonstration, lion dance, warrior-show and joyous fireworks.
Photos: Sirpa Pääkkönen