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Chinese New Year 2019
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Chinese New Year, commonly known as Lunar New Year, is a Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in modern China, and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia.

Observances traditionally take place from the evening preceding the first day of the year to the Lantern Festival, held on the 15th day of the year (February 19, 2019). In 2019, the first day of the Lunar New Year will be on Tuesday, February 5, initiating the Year of the Pig. The coming 7-day Spring Festival public holiday will be February 4–10, 2019.

Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the New Year vary widely, and the evening preceding Chinese New Year's Day is frequently regarded as an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly clean their house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for incoming good luck. Another custom is the decoration of windows and doors with red paper-cuts and couplets. Popular themes among these paper-cuts and couplets include that of good fortune or happiness, wealth, and longevity. Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes. For the region south of the Yangtze River, spring rolls are featured prominently in meals celebrating the festival.

 
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