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Welcome to The Year of the Dragon The best place to watch the Chinese New Year's arrival being celebrated around the world.

Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In China, it is known as "Spring Festival," the literal translation of the Chinese name owing to the difference between Western and traditional Chinese methods for computing the seasons. It marks the end of the winter season, analogous to the Western carnival. The festival begins on the first day of the first month (Chinese: 正月; pinyin: Zhēng Yu) in the traditional Chinese calendar and ends with Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day. Chinese New Year's Eve, a day where Chinese families gather for their annual reunion dinner, is known as Ch Xī or "Eve of the Passing Year." Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the "Lunar New Year".

Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese calendar. The origin of Chinese New Year is itself centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations, such as Mainland China, Hong Kong,[2] Indonesia, Tibet, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and also in Chinatowns elsewhere. Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the lunar new year celebrations of its geographic neighbors, as well as cultures with whom the Chinese have had extensive interaction. These include Koreans (Seollal), and Bhutanese (Losar), Mongols (Tsagaan Sar), Vietnamese (Tết), and the Japanese before 1873 (Oshogatsu).

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Chinese New Year Fireworks, Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

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Chinese New Year Festival, Toronto

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Chinese New Year Festival Los Angeles

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Chinese New Year Parade, Chicago

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Chinese New Year Festival Las Vegas

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Chinese New Year Festival, Sydney

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Chinese New Year Festival and Parade, Boston

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Chinese New Year Festival, Vancouver

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Chinese New Year Parade Washington DC

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Chinese Lunar New Year Parade in New York City

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Chinese New Year Chingay Street Parade, Singapore

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Golden Dragon Parade, San Francisco

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