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Lunar New Year Traditions Around the World

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Although it's almost synonymous with the well-known Chinese New Year, the more appropriate term for the holiday that falls anywhere between January 21 and February 20 is a phrase you might not have heard before: Lunar New Year. Not just celebrated in China, Lunar New Year traditions and festivities are observed by many non-Chinese Asian countries and Asian communities around the world, in a variety of ways.
Each year, Lunar New Year falls on the first new moon of the lunar calendar and celebrations can continue for the next fifteen days until the full moon; for 2021, this is from February...
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The Celebratory Customs and Traditions of Lunar New Year

The Celebratory Customs and Traditions of Lunar New Year

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As a new moon appears in the sky on February 12 2021, an estimated 1.5 billion people will be welcoming the Lunar New Year, ushering in the Year of the Ox. And there are countless Lunar New Year customs and traditions associated with the holiday.
Despite being most commonly known as Chinese New Year, traditional Lunar New Year celebrations do not just take place in China but in fact across much of Southeast Asia including Brunei, Malaysia, North and South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam, all of which observe the start of the new lunar calendar with a public holiday. Countries with a large...
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