Drummers, traditional dancers and decorated elephants took part in the event.
People in China paid homage to the God of Wealth on Saturday, praying for good fortune.
Chinese communities around the world ushered in the Lunar New Year by welcoming the Year of the Pig. Communities came together with prayers, family feasts and shopping sprees.
The long-running international campaign to re-open a theological school in Turkey is set for a major boost this week.
In this edition we look at what Europe's future policy is on space (including joining up with NASA to smash asteroids), a court ruling on religious holidays, Russia Ukraine gas talks and Hungary's Foreign Minister speaks about rule of law.
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, an Indian transgender activist and a former reality TV star, is busy blessing a constant stream of pilgrims at India's Kumbh Mela, a huge religious festival at the confluence of the holy Ganges and Yamuna rivers.
For decades Laxmi Narayan Tripathi has fought India's conservative laws and beliefs to bring the transgender community equal with the rest of society, and now she has notched up a new milestone.
Thousands of Cubans walked and crawled up the hill to the Shrine of Saint Lazarus on Sunday, seeking relief from health problems and hoping for economic prosperity and general well-being.
Romania's orthodox church imposes itself on Bucharest as it battles to retain influence across society.
Shinto priests have done year-end cleaning of a shrine bridge at a UNESCO World Heritage site in the city of Nikko, north of Tokyo.