The Chinese year of the rabbit was brought in with multiple bangs across China. 
It feels like a weird mix of July 4th and a common week in Beirut combined. 
The fireworks are non-stop for 3 weeks and combined with time off work and school, China turns into party central and relaxing with friends and family. 

The new year is brought in with lanterns everywhere. 
We attended a lantern festival displayed in a park that was huge and very brightly lit. 
It feels very joyous and reminded us of Christmas light floats. 

Happy beginning, happy times