The Weird and Wonderful Traditions of Chinese New Year

Every year between January 21st and February 20th there is a celebration lasting a fortnight and this year is no exception. The dates may change year upon year but the Spring Festival traditions have remained the same for centuries and this year, the year of the Earth Dog, on the 16th February, millions will celebrate new beginnings with the Chinese New Year! The first day of Lunar New Year (as many Asian countries refer to it) was my first day in China and the sky was alight like a lantern as we were coming to land at the airport....

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