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Facts You Didn't Know About Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year, also known as the Chinese "Spring Festival," kicks off on the second new moon after the winter solstice (or sometime between January 21 and February 19) and lasts for 15 days. In the following videos, discover why we celebrate this culturally significant holiday and learn some of its most interesting symbolic traditions—including paper lantern rabbits.

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How To Celebrate Chinese New Year

The biggest celebration outside of China takes place in San Francisco.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. 1/6th of the worlds population celebrate Chinese New Year. 00:01

  2. The biggest celebration for Chinese New Year outside of China takes place in San Fransisco. 00:53

  3. To prepare for Chinese New Year, many people clean their houses to rid them of ghosts and bad luck. 01:45

The Best Of Chinese New Year: Food

First, you need a whole fish. Then, you need some longevity noodles. *drools*

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