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Jan 1: 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.


During the Spring Festival, Chinese people in many places like to paste paper-cuts on windows for decoration, which help foster a festive atmosphere.

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.

Dec 31: 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.

Dec 23/24: 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.

Lucky symbols abound for New Year

From red lanterns to special dumplings, China readies for Year of the Horse

A bite of Chinese New Year

Chinese Lunar New Year is the most important traditional holiday for Chinese people. People prepare food and snacks for the Spring Festival since the day of Xiaonian.

What do Chinese eat during the Spring Festival?

During the Spring Festival, the Chinese pay a lot of attention on the food prepared. They prepare a lot of dishes for a meal. Some food has special meaning, and some even has a story.

Origin of Chinese dumplings

Now, with so many people observing the day by making and eating dumplings, or "Jiao Zi", we thought it would be appropriate to tell you the origin of the custom.

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