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21 Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese New Year

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While we may be using the Chinese Year of the Dog as an excuse to spoil our fur babies, we thought it would be interesting to share some interesting facts about this much celebrated New Year.

Did you know that the Chinese New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world. This is the most important holiday in China and to Chinese people.

Here are 21 facts about the Chinese New Year...

1. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival
In China, you'll hear it being called chunjie (春节), or the Spring Festival. It’s still very wintry, but the holiday marks the end of the coldest days. People welcome spring and what it brings along: planting and harvests, new beginnings and fresh starts.

You can also call it the Lunar New Year, because countries such as North and South Korea and Vietnam celebrate it as well. And because the Spring Festival goes according to the lunar calendar. Which means .......for the remaining article click here 

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