Lunar Year 2569, which according to the Chinese zodiac is the Year of the Dog (Anjing Tanah), was celebrated in Jakarta on Friday (02/02). The dog is associated with energy and good things as the animal symbolizes luck.
Several shopping centers in Jakarta held events to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Ciputra Mall in West Jakarta presented a special show featuring various attractions, including poodles, a wushu demonstration, a performance by harpist Angela July, a potehi puppet show from Surabaya, East Java, and Barongsai Patok Besi, a Chinese dragon dance, which was the main event.
Visitors watch a potehi puppet show at Ciputra Mall in West Jakarta on Friday (02/02). The puppet show tells the story of Judge Bao and his struggle to uphold justice. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A wushu performance at Ciputra Mall. This form of martial art was developed in China after 1949. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian harpist Angela July is a 2017 Asia's Got Talent finalist. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The Lunar New Year celebration, themed 'Lucky New Year, Lucky You,' runs from Jan. 31 until Feb. 25 at Ciputra Mall in West Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ciputra Mall presented a special dog show on Friday to welcome the Year of the Dog. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Dog trainers show some tricks during a performance at Ciputra Mall on Friday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A parrot rides a bicycle during a show presented by animal trainers from Taman Safari Indonesia. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A barongsai takes angpao, or gift money, from a visitor at Ciputra Mall. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Angpao envelopes and Lunar New Year accessories sold at Ciputra Mall. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Chinese lanterns adorn the shopping center during the celebration of Lunar New Year 2569 on Friday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)