In pictures: Chinese New Year brings colourful celebrations
A parade was held in London while the Giant Lanterns of China at Edinburgh Zoo also marked the Year of the Dog.
Celebrations for Chinese New Year are under way across Britain as festivals of light and colour mark the beginning of a new lunar calendar.
Festivities are expected to last until March 2 as the world welcomes the Year of the Dog with fireworks, dances and bell ringing among the more traditional activities.
On Sunday a special parade was held in London, leaving at Charing Cross Road and culminating with entertainment and attractions at Trafalgar Square.
Meanwhile in Scotland a Giant Lanterns of China exhibit at Edinburgh Zoo, inspired by the resident pandas, was lit up to mark the annual celebration.