On Friday, February 12, the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, begins and the Year of the Ox is ushered in. The celebration lasts 16 days and culminates with the Festival of Lanterns. Chinese New Year is also known as Lunar New Year and celebrated in most Asian countries, as well as many major cities around the world.
For a look at the history of Chinese New Year and some fun facts - did you know the most fireworks in the world go off during Chinese New Year’s Eve? - spend some time with the stories below.
- 21 Things You Didn’t Know about the Chinese New Year
- Lunar New Year’s Traditions and Superstitions, Explained
- How Lunar New Year Is Celebrated in Different Countries in Asia
- Chinese New Year Food: Top 7 Lucky Foods and Symbolism
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