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Chinese New Year

LuckyRice Festival Rings In Chinese New Year In NYC

Tony Sachs | Posted 04.02.2014 | Taste
Tony Sachs

It's not like New Yorkers need a special occasion to seek out amazing Chinese food.

New Year Around The World

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.31.2014 | Travel

Communities in China and beyond are welcoming the Year of the Horse on January 31, the day of the Lunar New Year. It's a family holiday in most pla...

Chinese New Year: 'Flood' of Top Brands Now Marketing to Chinese Residents of North America

Saul Gitlin | Posted 04.02.2014 | Media
Saul Gitlin

At the beginning of each year, as the Lunar New Year approaches, Chinese media in North America experiences one of its most cluttered periods of advertising as local businesses within the Chinese community, and top national brands flock to acknowledge the holiday.

Year Of The Horse Predicts Turmoil Ahead

Posted 01.31.2014 | Religion

January 1 has come and gone and 2014 is already well on its way. However, in China, Taiwan, Singapore and many countries and communities around the wo...

Making Chinese New Year Tea Eggs With Kids

Stacie Billis | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Stacie Billis

Symbolic food plays a big role in Chinese culture. Foods at the Chinese New Year table are thought to promote happiness, longevity, and other common new year themes. Tea eggs are said to symbolize golden nuggets and are served to promote prosperity and wealth in the new year.

Tradition, Bicultural Identity and Chinese New Year

Emily Chen | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Emily Chen

This time last year I traveled to Taiwan from California to celebrate Chinese New Year with my 90-year-old grandmother. Born and raised in the United States, it was the first time in my 30-plus years that I'd experienced the holiday in Asia.

How To Eat Your Way Through Chinese New Year

Posted 01.29.2014 | Taste

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

China Calls For Ban On Fireworks Due To Smog Woes

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green

BEIJING, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Warnings of heavy smog over central and eastern China this week have prompted the country's weather forecaster to call f...

Gazelle Emami

New York Philharmonic Concert Is Latest Sign Of Western Embrace Of Chinese Classical Music | Gazelle Emami | Posted 01.31.2014 | World

NEW YORK -- Those who attend the New York Philharmonic's Chinese New Year concert this weekend will witness China's top soloists playing Tchaikovsky, ...

Why We Should Respect All Cultural Celebrations

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Molly Alexander Darden

Every American stands on the shoulders of courageous, hard-working ancestors who came here from another country, bringing their cultures with them. Each of us is justifiably proud of our culture and heritage, and we deserve to see them respected, if not honored.

Two Kinds of Time: 2014 War Anniversaries in China and the West*

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

The continuing significance of 60-year cycles as well as centuries in Chinese timekeeping has relevance for how geopolitical tensions of the present moment are being put into long-term perspective.

Kicking Off the New Year Right: Incredible Events to Start Off 2014

Party Earth | Posted 03.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Party Earth

Unfortunate souls in other parts of the country are buckling down and preparing to face the harshest weather of the season, but for us Los Angelenos even the temporary bursts of sweater weather are a thing of the past.

2014 The Year of the Wooden Horse -- Improve Your Feng Shui

Heather Arias de Cordoba | Posted 03.19.2014 | Hawaii
Heather Arias de Cordoba

Cheerful and warm colors and accessories reflecting the element of fire help attract good luck and good health in 2014. Consider accents of purple, orange and red to bring brightness to the room and kindle closeness and conversation.

What To Expect From 2014's 'Year Of The Horse' Babies

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

Get ready, expectant parents. Jan. 31 marks the Chinese New Year and with it, the year of the Wooden Horse. According to Chinese astrology, which ...

Feng Shui Energy in the Year of the Horse

Debra Duneier | Posted 03.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Debra Duneier

Tighten your seat belt because the new year of the Wood Horse is about to gallop in! Every Chinese New Year brings in one of the 12 astrological anima...

The Passing of the Old Year: Confucian Thoughts

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

With each day, the sun warms our bodies and our hearts with a few more minutes of light as we move slowly toward Vernal Equinox and spring. Each religious tradition has expressed thoughts about this transition in our year and thus in our lives, both physical and spiritual.

Beautiful New Year's Celebrations You've Never Heard Of

Posted 12.31.2013 | Religion

As we get ready to ring in 2014, we at HuffPost Religion would like to highlight celebrations from some of the world's religious traditions. While th...

New Year Traditions Around the World

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.02.2014 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

In America, most of us celebrate a new year on January 1, according to the Gregorian calendar. But some parts of the world have different traditions.

Diversity Abounds in Asian Art

Hope Gainer | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Hope Gainer

Indeed, Art Stage Singapore is living up to its tagline, "We Are Asia." Ensuring that visitors get to understand Asian art in the proper context through the region/country specific platforms.

What Really Happens During A 10-Day Yoga Retreat

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

A 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat with Noble Silence, 4 a.m. starts and 10 hours of meditation daily was never going to be easy, but combining it with communal living and random explosions probably made it even harder.

PHOTOS: Lantern Festival Lights Up

Posted 02.25.2013 | Travel

The Chinese New Year's festivities that began in late January and ramped up over the last few weeks have come to a close as celebrants enjoyed the las...

Are Chinese Tourists Actually Tourists?

Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel

Over the last several weeks, Chinese shoppers on vacation for the Lunar New Year have crammed luxury stores along New York’s Fifth Avenue, Paris’s...

Year of the Serpent Forecast

Dr. Maoshing Ni | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Maoshing Ni

Every year offers a unique set of challenges and opportunities. By following the guidance of the five elements in 2013 we can learn to ride the water wave and avoid being scorched by the fire. Have a happy and healthy year of the serpent.

Happy Chinese New Year: Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Modern celebrations of Chinese New Year provide many rich and helpful insights in terms of how Chinese culture is on the rise and becoming increasingly globally known and recognized.

LOOK: Lunar New Year Celebrations Across The Globe

Posted 02.11.2013 | World

This past weekend, revelers around the world celebrated Lunar New Year. While the holiday is commonly known as "Chinese New Year," the festivities spa...