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Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is the most important holiday to Chinese people. Starting from the first day of the first month using the Lunar Calendar, the holiday spans a period of 15 days. The year 2013 is the year 4711 in the Lunar Calendar.

Each lunar year is represented by one of 12 animals. Each animal represents a unique personality for people born in that year. For example, 2010 was the Year of the Tiger. This year, 2013, the world is celebrating the Year of the Snake!

Kid Reporters from across the country share how their communities celebrate Chinese New Year. Check out their stories, then head over to the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Blog and let us know how you celebrate Chinese New Year!

Articles

A Texas-Sized Celebration
A Texas-Sized Celebration
by Millie Hernandez
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | February19,2013
There was plenty of noise and cheers at Beltway Plaza in Houston, Texas, as the residents of Houston came together at the Lunar New Year Festival to celebrate the start of the Year of the Snake!
A New Year to Remember
A New Year to Remember
by Amiri Tulloch
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | February14,2013
For students of Linden High School in New Jersey and the Xiamen Foreign Language School of China, this Chinese New Year will be one to remember.
Chinese New Year, Southern Style
Chinese New Year, Southern Style
by Isabel Retsinas
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | February14,2013
Alabama may be a long way from China. But our two cultures came together on the University of Alabama campus Sunday night when more than 450 people gathered to ring in the Year of the Snake.
A Capitol Celebration!
A Capitol Celebration!
by Emily Shao
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | February12,2013
The streets of downtown Washington were filled with kids, teenagers, and adults to celebrate the first day of a Chinese New Year ?¢???? the Year of the Snake!
The Year of the Dragon
The Year of the Dragon
by Jasmine Perry
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | February21,2012
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York recently devoted an entire day to celebrate the start of the Year of the Dragon. Festivities came to life in the compelling, thrilling forms of live performances and interactive workshops.
Happy Chinese New Year!
Happy Chinese New Year!
by Mimi Evans
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | February2,2011
Chinese New Year's celebrations in San Francisco, California, made history this year as the city's first Asian-American mayor Ed Lee cut the ribbon on the 15-day-long celebration.
A Taste of China
A Taste of China
by Alexandra Zhang
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January18,2011
Called "A Taste of China," this kid-friendly exchange of cultures was part of China's state visit to the U.S. this week.
In Roars the New Year!
In Roars the New Year!
by Andrew Liang
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | February16,2010
Kid Reporter Andrew Liang reports from the celebrations marking Chinese New Year in Atlanta, Georgia.
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