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Chinese New Year

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...

Chinese New Year Treat With A Wild Translation

Zester Daily | Posted 04.09.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

During my eight years in Taiwan, I learned to adore Chinese food in all its permutations. One sweet snack I loved in particular would start showing up in the local pastry shops as Chinese New Year rolled around.

MENU: A Dumpling Party for Chinese New Year

Saveur | Posted 04.10.2013 | Taste
Saveur

To celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year, gather friends in your kitchen and teach them how to wrap dumplings.

Happy Chinese New Year! Your Horoscope For The Year Of The Snake

Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By Stephanie Dempsey for Tarot.com February 10, 2013 marks the Chinese New Year, kicking off the Year of the Black Water Snake in Chinese Astrology...

They Tried To Bind My Grandmother's Feet -- Fortunately, She Was A Rebel

Daisy J Lin | Posted 04.12.2013 | Women
Daisy J Lin

The shoes my grandmother refused remind me not to take my freedom for granted -- freedom to roam, freedom to pursue my passions and just as importantly, freedom to make my own mistakes.

Chinese Celebrate Year Of The Snake

Reuters | Ben Blanchard | Posted 02.09.2013 | Religion

Chinese welcomed the arrival of the Year of the Snake with raucous celebrations on Saturday, setting off a cacophony of firecrackers in the streets an...

Where To Ring In 'Year Of The Snake' For Chinese New Year

Posted 02.09.2013 | Chicago

Sunday marks the beginning of Chinese New Year, and for 2013, drums are beating to ring in the year of the snake. Though it's a major holiday for ...

LOOK: The Best Photos Of The Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.08.2013 | World

In the last 24 hours, plenty has happened around the world. Indigenous members of the Orinoca community performed during the first day of the Andea...

Celebrating Chinese New Year at Chinois-on-Main!

Jay Weston | Posted 04.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The Chinese New Year, also known as The Spring Festival, begins Feb. 10th. I celebrate this holiday every year because of my affinity for Chinese culture and passion for Chinese food.

On Snake And Tradition: Ginger 'Nian Gao'

Ken Leung | Posted 04.06.2013 | Taste
Ken Leung

The traditional holiday dishes fare bountiful, with each representing either prosperity, wealth, health, longevity, or some other desirable outcome.

PHOTOS: China's Spring Break Bash

Posted 02.01.2013 | Travel

With Chinese New Year right around the corner and the Spring Festival break already underway, China’s travelers are surging into Sanya, the country...