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The History of Chinese New Year

February 8th, 2013

Although it has undergone many changes since first celebrated in 2000 B.C., the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, remains the most important social and economic holiday in China.

Originally tied to the lunar-solar Chinese calendar, the 15-day celebration is a time to honor household and heavenly duties, as well as ancestors. It is also a time for the family to gather and feast.


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