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Chinese New Year on the Net

Xin Nián Kuài Lè Happy New Year!

It's the Year of the Rabbit (2011)!


Xin Nián Kuài Lè! Happy Chinese New Year! Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our new celebration of one of the world's biggest New Year's parties: Chinese New Year. From Bangkok to San Francisco's Chinatown, the Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the pinnacle celebration for billions of Chinese around the world.


Come discover the history of Chinese New Year, including the special traditions and superstitions such as bidding farewell to the Kitchen Gods and giving Red Envelopes stuffed with money to children. Uncover the origins of each of the fifteen days of the Chinese New Year -- like do you know why the seventh day of the festival is considered the Birthday of Man?


We also go in-depth into the ancient Chinese zodiac, the 12-year cycle that restarts each New Year. Learn about the Chinese horoscopes associated with each of the 12 years of the Zodiac, especially the qualities of anyone born this year -- the Year of the Rabbit! (Of course, we've got it all for you, from the Year of the Rat to the Year of the Boar.) Once you have read up on all the facts and figures of Chinese New Year, come flex your trivia muscle at our fun Did You Know feature. We've got factoids the whole family will enjoy!


Do you want plan to celebrate the Chinese New Year in your own home this year? Then you will definitely want to check out our article on traditional Chinese New Year foods. Food plays a central role in all Chinese holidays -- and the Spring Festival is no exception. We explain the symbolism of various foods and offer suggestions on how to prepare these culinary omens.


Help your little ones appreciate the spirit of Chinese New Year with our fun crafts, coloring pages and other goodies. And finally, don't forget to wish your friends and family a Xin Nián Kuài Lè by sending one of our free Chinese New Year e-cards.


Chinese New Year begins this year on Thursday, February 03, 2011.




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Did You Know? (Chinese New Year)

Facts, Figures, & Folklore about Chinese New Year


When is Chinese New Year?

Here are the dates for Chinese New Year 2009-2020

Chinese New Year: History & Overview
The Chinese New Year is the pinnacle celebration for billions of Chinese people around the world over.
Chinese New Year Traditions and Superstitions
The Chinese New Year is a time rich in traditions and ancient superstitions.
The 15 Days of Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year continues for 15 days through the start of the full moon and each of these 15 days has special traditions associated with it.


Traditional Foods for the Chinese New Year

Here is a look at some of the traditional dishes served and enjoyed during the New Year.

Sheng Xiao - Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese cycle through a 12-year wheel as they count their years. This 12-year cycle is known as the Sheng xiao, or the Chinese Zodiac.


Chinese Horoscopes

In Chinese folklore, horoscopes have developed around animal signs, much as they have for the different Zodiac months in the West.

Chinese Zodiac Animal Signs

The Chinese calendar is divided in a 12-year cycle of animal signs, which continually repeat themselves. These twelve signs are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram (Sheep), Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Boar (Pig).

Chinese New Year Blog
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Chinese New Year Crafts

Fun and entertaining craft projects to help celebrate your Chinese New Year


Chinese New Year Greeting Cards

Send your friends and family FREE Chinese New Year eGreeting cards


Chinese New Year Videos

Chinese New Year & Related Videos

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