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Photos: Filipinos celebrate Lunar New Year with temple visits, prayers

Although predominantly Catholic, Filipinos are highly influenced by Chinese culture before the arrival of Spanish colonizers in the 1500s

Filipinos visit temples, light incense sticks, and pray on February 1 to welcome the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year.

Although predominantly Catholic, Filipinos are highly influenced by Chinese culture even before the arrival of Spanish colonizers in the 1500s.

Chinese influence can be seen in the Filipinos’ love of Chinese food, consulting Feng Shui experts for good luck, and reading their Chinese horoscope. (Photo by Basilio Sepe)

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