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Fireworks and Firecrackers Display
When the Chinese New Year comes, fireworks and strings of colorful lights illuminate the night sky. It is meant to send off the old year and ring in the new.

Spring Festival Gala
The annual Spring Festival Gala hosted by China Central Television has become an important part of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration since 1983.

New Year's Eve Dinner
On the night of New Year's Eve, Chinese families come together for a celebration dinner.

House Cleaning
According to Chinese folk beliefs, during the last month of the year ghosts and deities must choose either to return to Heaven or to stay on Earth.

Shou Sui
Shou Sui occurs when members of the family gather around throughout the night after the reunion dinner and reminisce about the year that has passed.

Red Packet
Red packets almost always contain money, usually varying from a couple of dollars to several hundred.
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Lantern Festival
Lantern Festival is an important part of Spring Festival , and marks the official end of the long holiday.

New Year's Day
With the adoption of the solar calendar, New Year's Day came to refer to the first day of the solar year.

The New Year's Eve
Lunar New Year's Eve, the last day of the old year, is one of China's most important traditional holidays.

Little New Year
Little New Year, which falls about a week before the lunar New Year, is also known as the Festival of the Kitchen God.

Laba Festival
This holiday may be traced back to the ancient Chinese custom of sacrificing game to the ancestors during the last month of the lunar year.

New Year Customs

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