Did You Know? Countdown to Chinese New Year (01/27)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
about the Chinese New Year

Jan. 27 : 07 Days to Chinese NY

Did you know that preparation for the Chinese New Year begins the month before with a special day known as the Sweeping of the Grounds?

Chinese fastidiously clean their homes and business in preparation of the holiday. They also hang red scrolls on their gates to usher in good fortune.

From Bangkok to New York’s Chinatown, the Chinese New Year is the pinnacle celebration for billions of Chinese people around the world. The Chinese New Year is the most important and elaborate holiday in Chinese culture. More than any other Chinese holiday, the New Year stresses the importance of familial ties. Whether it’s family gatherings or citywide celebrations, the New Year is a time rich in traditions and ancient superstitions.

Chinese New Year 2011, the Year of the Rabbit, begins on February 03rd and continues for 15 days, through the end of the full moon.

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