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New Year in China

Chinese New Year, usually known as the Spring Festival in modern China, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. It is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia.

After the revolution of 1911 the Gregorian calendar was introduced in China and its population started to celebrate a New Year on 31st of December. But still they do not forget about their traditional New Year holiday celebrated in February as a symbol of the beginning of spring.

During the festival, people around China will prepare different gourmet for families and guests. Influenced by the flourished cultures, foods from different places look and taste totally different. Among them, the most well-known ones are dumplings from northern China and Tangyuan from southern China. Red couplets and red lanterns are displayed on the door frames and light up the atmosphere. The air is filled with strong Chinese emotions.