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Chinese New Year

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.

Fewer New Year Fireworks In Polluted Beijing

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

BEIJING — The annual Lunar New Year fireworks barrage in Beijing was notably muted following government appeals to reduce the smoky celebrations...

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...

PHOTOS: 10 Cheap Things To Do In Singapore

Sanjay Surana | Posted 02.01.2013 | Travel
Sanjay Surana

Budget travelers fear not. In a country where a brand new 2012 Toyota Camry costs $146,000, and million-dollar Ferraris and Lamborghinis are driven on the roads daily, there are plenty of alternatives that won't send your checking account into cardiac arrest.

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...

Feng Shui Tips for the Year of the Snake

Debra Duneier | Posted 03.16.2013 | HuffPost Home
Debra Duneier

It's a symbol of new beginnings.

Washington, D.C. Restaurants and Bars Heat Up This Winter

Andrea Poe | Posted 03.11.2013 | DC
Andrea Poe

Restaurants and bars in Washington, D.C. are turning up the heat with special menus for the season. Some celebrate the inauguration, some celebrate the New Year (Chinese and otherwise), and some simply celebrate the quiet bounties of winter.

Brutal Honesty in the Garden

Anne Phillips | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green
Anne Phillips

Last month started a new year for the Chinese lunar calendar. In the Chinese Zodiac this will start the year of the Water Dragon which is a year fill...

The Week In Art

Posted 02.18.2012 | Arts

This week was full of awe-inspiring creations that touched our hearts, and there a touch of Valentine's Day sass in there as well. First w...

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 | World

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...