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Chasing the Dragon...and the Monkey and the Rooster(2012-01-29)
The Chinese zodiac's 12 animal signs are always popular symbols in both East and West. And when the Lunar New Year arrives, enthusiasts all over the world are eager to get their hands on the best collections. This year, the focus is on stamps.
Beijing's Dragon Year Temple Fairs(2012-01-21)
To get a real taste of the Chinese New Year or just to get outside, we've picked out a whole range of outdoor festivities for today's fair-goer.
Enter the Dragon(2012-01-21)
China's standing in the world is not shaped by the dragon, which in itself can evolve into any artistic manifestations artists see fit.
Ancient Practice May Provide Outlook for the New Year(2012-01-20)
Economists use economic indicators to make predictions while masters of feng shui ("wind and water") use the eternal art of geomancy. However, their forecasts for the economic scenario of the Year of the Dragon still coincide occasionally.
Free Spring Festival of Vices(2012-01-19)
The Ministry of Civil Affairs conducted a survey into the reasons why some people in six big Chinese cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, are unwilling to return home for Spring Festival.
Cuisine of Chinese New Year(2011-02-03)
A reunion dinner is held on New Year's Eve where members of the family, near and far away, get together for the celebration. The venue will usually be in or near the home of the most senior member of the family.
Dos and don'ts for Chinese Lunar New Year(2011-02-01)
Firework and red couplets. Dumplings in China's north and glutinous rice cakes in the south. Red wrappings with cash for children. No haircut until the start of the second lunar month.
Chinese New Year Food(2011-01-27)
Probably more food is consumed during the New Year celebrations than any other time of the year.
Step by step in 15 days(2011-01-21)
The first day of the Lunar New Year is "the welcoming of the gods of the heavens and earth."
About Spring Festival(2011-01-28)
The oldest and most important festival in China is the Chinese New Year, which marks the first day of the lunar calendar and usually falls somewhere between late January and early February of the Gregorian calendar.
Chinese character "fu"(2011-01-27)
The character put on paper can be pasted normally or upside down, for in Chinese the "reversed fu" is homophonic with "fu comes".
Beast of "Nian"(2011-01-27)
In Chinese mythology, a Nian is a beast that lives under the sea or in the mountains.
Origin of Spring Festival(2011-01-21)
The Chinese New Year is now popularly known as the Spring Festival because it starts from the Begining of Spring.
What's Spring Festival?(2011-01-21)
The oldest and most important festival in China is the Chinese New Year, which marks the first day of the lunar calendar.
Dragon Stories(2012-01-19)
Dragon in China traditionally symbolizes potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over rainfall, hurricane and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of good luck.

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