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Celebrate the Chinese New Year by learning more about this holiday! It is the first day of the Spring Festival, which lasts for 15 days.

While the Gregorian calendar has New Year’s Day falling annually on January 1st, the date of the Chinese New Year actually changes every year. It is determined by the lunisolar calendar.

It occurs on the first new moon between January 21st and February 20th. Learn about the traditions of the holiday in the posts below.

You’ll also learn about the Chinese zodiac signs as well. There are 12 different animal signs represented in this zodiac, including The Year of the Ox.

 

 

 

The Year of the Rabbit Traits – Rabbit Chinese Zodiac

The Year of the Rabbit traits are characteristics that are common for those born under the sign of the Rabbit in the 2023 Chinese zodiac calendar. Are you gentle, elegant and skillful? If so, you may have Rabbit zodiac traits! The Year of the Rabbit happens once every 12 years. It plays a part in …

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Chinese New Year Traditions and Celebrations | Printable Couplets | Updated

Even though New Year’s Day is behind us now, Chinese New Year traditions and celebrations are still to come. From special food, to firecrackers and couplets, this special day in the Chinese calendar is full of wonderful activities. Chinese New Year is associated with many traditions, myths and customs. Read on to find out more …

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Chinese Zodiac Signs & Elements – Order – Traits | Years | Characteristics

The Chinese zodiac features 12 animal signs which happen in order over a 12 year period. These Chinese zodiac signs date back more than 2000 years. They are commonly featured in Chinese New Year traditions and celebrations. These zodiac signs play a role in Chinese today’s culture and many people feel that the traits of …

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Year of the Ox Traits – Facts – Fortunes – Chinese Zodiac

The Year of the Rabbit Traits – Rabbit Chinese ZodiacYear of the Ox traits are characteristics that are common for those born under the sign on the ox in the zodiac calendar. Are you reliable, conscientious and strong? If so, you may be an ox! The Year of the Ox happens once every 12 years. …

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No Sew Fortune Cookies for National Fortune Cookie Day

July 20 is National Fortune Cookie Day.  This sweet treat with a fortune inside is a popular feature that ends a night out at your favorite Chinese restaurant. It’s not often that we think of fortune cookies in the middle of the year. Other than having them as a treat at Asian restaurants, the little cookies …

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