Year of the Horse

15 days of celebration commence across China and around the world today, marking the beginning of the Chinese New Year.

2014 is the Year of the Horse, which is said to bring health and prosperity to all. The Year of the Horse is also said to be a wonderful time to go traveling, savor local cuisine and culture, and to explore previously unknown places.

Who knew horses could be so exciting?

As our own little contribution to the celebrations, we’ve put together a special gallery of 88 hand-picked images (88 being a very lucky number in Chinese culture) depicting the celebrations and joy of Chinese New Year.

From all at Fotolia, wherever you’re celebrating in the world, we wish you Xīn Nián Kuài Lè!