It might just be the biggest annual party in the world - the Chinese New Year.
Today, more than 1.4 billion Chinese people are celebrating the arrival of their New Year according to the traditional lunar calendar - with big family banquets, stunning lanterns and the Chinese Near Year Gala on TV.
The Lunar New Year, otherwise known as Spring Festival, is celebrated around the world, but the main festivities are in China as well as other Asian countries, including Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Korea.
February 15 is the Lunar New Year's Eve, which in China is a day for everyone to leave their work early, join their families for hearty meals.
As the clock struck midnight today in China (4pm GMT), most people were watching the Chinese Near Year Gala aired by state broadcaster China Central Television Station.
According to the Chinese 12-animal zodiac system, 2018 is the Year of the Dog - succeeding the Year of the Rooster and preceding the Year of the Pig.
As the year ends with an eight, it's been considered an especially lucky year by the Chinese people. This is because in certain Chinese dialects, the sound of the word 'eight' is similar to the sound of the word 'fortune'.