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Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year Isn't Only For Chinese People

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.27.2017 | Good News

Most people think that honoring the Lunar New Year is just a Chinese tradition, but it’s an event that’s celebrated in many countries in Asia. And...

8 Lunar New Year Facts Show Holiday's Chinese Roots Are Glorious

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.27.2017 | Home

Lunar New Year is a vibrant celebration steeped in layers of myths and traditions. The holiday falls on Saturday this year and marks the beginning of ...

Chinese New Year Is A Boom Time For Fake Girlfriends

Reuters | David Moye | Posted 01.26.2017 | Weird News

As millions in China head home to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday with their families, 24-year-old Luoluo is busy answering messages on a mobile ...

Lunar New Year 2016: Facts, Dates, And Ancient Traditions

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion

Lunar New Year falls on Monday and marks the beginning of the Year of the Monkey. Also called Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, the holiday is...

10 Asian Dishes to Celebrate Chinese New Year in NYC

Michelle Pruett | Posted 02.03.2017 | Taste
Michelle Pruett

Chinese New Year -- which falls on Monday, February 8th -- is all about honoring friends and family and celebrating with delicious culinary traditions. The holiday is celebrated all across Asia, so usher in the Year of the Monkey with prosperity and good luck (plus a full belly!) with these 10 Asian-inspired dishes from some of NYC's best restaurants.

100,000 Travelers Are Stuck In Southern China Ahead Of The Lunar New Year

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

As Americans count down the days until Super Bowl 50, people in China are busy getting ready for a celebration of their own: the Lunar New Year. The Y...

Happy Lunar New Year! Here Are 7 Dishes You Need To Try Right Now

Posted 02.19.2015 | Taste

Although the new year no longer seems, well, new, you don’t need to settle into the doldrums of winter on account of the solar calendar. (Who needs ...

Chinese New Year of The Ram Celebration in Downtown L.A.

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a time to celebrate change and honor ancestors. Following a lunisolar calendar, the Chinese New Year does not fall on the same day every year.

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...

How To Eat Your Way Through Chinese New Year

Posted 01.29.2014 | Taste

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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

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

A Chinese Version Of 'Elf On The Shelf'?

Joan Gage | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty
Joan Gage

This year the Chinese New Year of 4712 -- the year of the wooden horse -- begins on January 31, so you'd better start making sticky rice balls right now, because the day to make sweet offerings and send the kitchen god on his way is -- Friday Jan. 24!

Street Artists Reclaim A Dilapidated Building In Manhattan

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A little more than 40 (mostly) street artists brought the four-floor former tenement building to life one last time before it will be destroyed -- and they did it almost entirely in secret over the course of a week.

China's Epic 36-Hour Train Trip | Posted 02.20.2013 | Travel

Thirty-six hours is the lifespan of the adult mayfly. It is the average work week (plus one hour of overtime) in France. It is the name of a 1965 film...

Have You Eaten Yet? A Tao Meditation

Deng Ming-Dao | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
Deng Ming-Dao

During the Spring Festival, it's traditional to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. But with all that wealth and good fortune, perhaps we can share more with those who have little, and give everyone a seat at the round table of a single global family.

LOOK: Lunar New Year Celebrations Across The Globe

Posted 02.11.2013 | Home

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

MENU: A Dumpling Party for Chinese New Year

Saveur | Posted 04.10.2013 | Taste

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

Forty Winks On A Slow Train In China | Posted 02.07.2013 | Home

In the toilets, on a stranger's shoulder or curled up on the floor – passengers will sleep just about anywhere on China's over-stretched transport s...

PHOTOS: World's Largest Migration Begins

Posted 01.29.2013 | Travel

The world's most chaotic season has begun in China. Considered by many to be the single largest human migration, China's rush home for Lunar New Ye...

PHOTOS: Six Days in Hanoi

Sivan Askayo | Posted 05.31.2012 | Travel
Sivan Askayo

The variety of places to see and visit, the comfortable weather, the great street food and the sense of tourism all make northern Vietnam an easy place to travel.

A Rainbow City Made Of Ice

Posted 02.11.2012 | Arts

The Yanqing Ice Festival is a tradition that wraps up the Lunar New Year Celebrations in Beijing. And nothing says 'grand finale' quite like a life-si...

PHOTOS: Colorful Lantern Festival Celebrates End Of Chinese Lunar New Year

Posted 02.07.2012 | Home

The Lantern Festival in China, also known as the Yuan-Xiao Festival, takes place on the 15th day of the first lunar month in the Chinese calendar. The...

What To Do This Weekend

Posted 01.27.2012 | New York

Real Estate Where: K&K Super Buffet, 3-41 St. Nicholas Ave, Queens; (718) 381-7111 When: Saturday, 8PM Price: $5 Giant Chinese supermarket K&K Su...

On Chinese New Year, Thousands Flock To Pray At Beijing's Old Temple (VIDEO, PHOTO)

Posted 01.25.2012 | Religion

Jan 23, 2012 marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year of the Dragon. Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festival in China, marking...