lunar new year

Gifting red envelopes, eating rice cakes and watching lion dances are just a few of the ways people celebrate.
"It’s a time for reflection, for thanking those who came before or who may have helped us get to where we are today," Forrest Wheeler said.
From Korea to Vietnam, lion dances and lantern ceremonies are a sight to behold.
Here are just some of the many ways Asians across the world celebrate Lunar New Year.
The Chinese Zodiac can be traced back to a celestial race between animals.
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The Year of the Monkey starts Monday and festivities last for 15 days.
Chinese New Year -- which falls on Monday, February 8th -- is all about honoring friends and family and celebrating with delicious culinary traditions. The holiday is celebrated all across Asia, so usher in the Year of the Monkey with prosperity and good luck (plus a full belly!) with these 10 Asian-inspired dishes from some of NYC's best restaurants.
The turn of the lunisolar calendar spurs the country's largest annual migration.
Xôi (Vietnamese Sticky Rice) Guthuk What is it? A sweet, glutinous rice dish that can be interpreted as a dessert, main dish
The Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a time to celebrate change and honor ancestors. Following a lunisolar calendar, the Chinese New Year does not fall on the same day every year.
At the beginning of each year, as the Lunar New Year approaches, Chinese media in North America experiences one of its most cluttered periods of advertising as local businesses within the Chinese community, and top national brands flock to acknowledge the holiday.
Whether you believe in the astrological basis for the Chinese New Year or not, the holiday offers an occasion for merriment