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Chinese New Year 2018 (Celebrating Multicultural Relationships)

In Lifestyle, Relationships by Elizabeth Stephenson

Chinese New Year is the most widely celebrated holiday of the year in China, in many other East Asian countries, and by people of Asian ethnic heritage around the globe. Also referred to as the “Spring” Festival, or the Lunar New Year, this day is annually observed in accordance with the first day of the new moon (based on the lunar calendar). Celebrations of this joyous occasion are generally marked by Lion (or Dragon) dances, firecrackers, fireworks, and dance performances. In addition, numerous customs are practiced, including family gatherings, shared meals, eating long noodles to signify long life, and giving red envelopes of money to children to signify prosperity. This year, Chinese New Year is on February 16, 2018 and marks the beginning of the Year of the Dog. Many …