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Happy New Year of the Ox!!!

May the Year of the Metal Ox bring prosperity, wealth and longevity
to you and your loved ones!

Happy Year of the Ox

Chinese New Year Decorations

So how do Chinese Deck the Halls? For traditional Chinese New Year decorations instead of shiny red Christmas balls we have shiny red lanterns, orange and mandarin trees replace the Christmas tree, and no boughs of holly, nor red berries... try plum and cherry blossoms instead!

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Chinese New Year Traditions and Preparations

According to Chinese New Year traditions, you must clean your house from top to bottom to get rid off all the bad luck gathered in the past year, settle all your debts, and put away all your knives, sonst the good luck will be cut-off!

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Chinese New Year Celebrations

The Chinese New Year celebrations begin on New Year's Day... red envelopes, feasts, lion dances, dragons and firecrackers... all for the next 15 days...

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Chinese New Year - for kids!

Chinese New Year is on February 12, 2021, the Year of the Ox. The lion dances, the feasts, the parades, the lanterns, the firecrackers! Of all the Chinese festivals, Chinese New Year is for kids of all ages the most loved and anticipated...

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Chinese New Year in Singapore 2021

Singapore is a riot of colors and lights during the Chinese New Year festivities: Street Light Ups, Carnivals, Parades and of course fireworks! This year because of the pandemic, health and safety measures continue to adjust to the current conditions. The status of any large-scale public Lunar New Year event in Singapore may change at the last minute. Many events have gone virtual this year, including the Light Up Opening Ceremony and the Chingay Parade.Here's what's happening this Chinese New Year in Singapore.

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2021 Year of the Ox... What Will It Bring?!

2021 is the Chinese year of the Ox, the Metal Ox to be more precise. What does that mean? What does it have in store? What about babies born in the Year of the Ox? Find out!

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Top 10 Beijing Tourist Attractions

Coming up with Beijing Top 10 Tourist Attractions is no easy task as the city is home to many of China's most famous historical sights including renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. Beyond historical sites, Beijing is a city that has transformed into a vital, fashionable and vibrant city with many attractions showcasing this transformation, the Olympic Village and a thriving contemporary Art district are examples. Here's our top 10 to get you started!

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Chinese New Year in Beijing 2021

Two long-standing traditions of the Chinese New Year festivities take place in Beijing every year: colorful and lively Temple Fairs and bright and noisy firecrackers. Due to the challenging and everchanging conditions regarding the pandemic, check for any updated info or cancellations before you head out to any large-scale event and most of all have a harmonious, healthy and peaceful Spring Festival.

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Chinese New Year Lanterns: Making Your Own!

Let's make some easy Chinese New Year lanterns to decorate the house, hang by entrances, place on tables, liven up the classroom! All you need is some paper, gold and red, of course our lucky colors, scissors and glue.

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Chinese New Year Red Envelopes

The Chinese New Year Red Envelope is one of the favorite Chinese traditions for children since on New Year's Day, they are given the shiny things with money inside! Who gives, who gets, how much?

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Chinese New Year in San Francisco 2021

San Francisco's Chinese New Year celebrations have to be one of the largest and most colorful in the world: colorful flower markets, lively street markets and fabulous Golden Dragon Parade, the highlight of the festivities. This year due to the pandemic, all large scale events in San Francisco have been cancelled including the Golden Dragon Parade, instead a Broadcast Special and Ox on Parade project are planned.

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Chinese New Year in New York 2021

Chinese New Year celebrations in New York are some of the liveliest most colorful outside of Asia and include a fantastic Firecracker Ceremony on New Year's Day, the Lunar New Year Parade thru Chinatown and a stunning fireworks display with the Empire State Building at its epicenter all decked in red and gold. This year's Chinatown celebrations including the Lunar New Year Parade have been postponed to Spring 2021 due to the Coronavirus precautions. Stay tuned for updates.

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Chinese New Year in London 2021

Chinese New Year in London is normally a flurry of colorful and energetic lions and dragons parading through the streets, crackling sounds of firecrackers, lively cultural performances, opera, kung fu, acrobats, craft markets and stalls and of course, this being a Chinese festival, food food food! This year because of the pandemic and the current lockdown rules accross the UK, all large scale events are expected to be cancelled with many going virtual.

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Chinese New Year in Hong Kong 2021

The Hong Kong Chinese New Year Parade, the Fireworks, the markets, the lion dances, the lantern festivals... This is how Hong Kong celebrates Chinese New Year! Note that for 2021, Hong Kong has cancelled a number of public Lunar New Year events including the Chinese New Year Parade and the Fireworks amid safety and health concerns in an effort to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus.

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Chinese Zodiac for Kids

There are 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac. They came when Buddha summoned them to him. A race was held to determine which would be first in the cycle, guess who came in first and why?

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