Celebrate the transition from the Year of the Tiger to the Year of the Hare this February. Chinese New Year, one of the most important holidays on the Chinese calendar, falls on Feb. 3 this year. The date kicks off a 15-day festival that ends with the luminous Lantern Festival, which takes place under a full moon.
Though customs vary depending on the region, celebrations often involve elaborate decorations, parades, firework displays and feasts with family and friends. It is also a time for burying old disputes and thoroughly cleaning homes to make way for good luck.
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