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Lunar New 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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, ...

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

www.economist.com | 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 | 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...

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...

Forty Winks On A Slow Train In China

blogs.afp.com | Posted 02.07.2013 | World

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 | 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...

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...

Launching the Lunar New Year of I Am Awesome

Monica Gallagher Sakala | Posted 03.26.2012 | DC
Monica Gallagher Sakala

I am launching the "Lunar New Year of I Am Awesome" to untangle the web of parenting self-flagellation. I've decided the quest for parenting perfection is so... snore... boring.

Celebrating the New Year With Asian American Poetry

Patrick Pressl | Posted 03.25.2012 | Arts
Patrick Pressl

In honor of both the solar and lunar calendars, I've put together a slideshow featuring 12 Asian American poets.

LOOK: Stunning Photos From China's Lunar New Year

Posted 01.24.2012 | World

From performances with dragons to spectacular firework displays, China kicked off the Lunar New Year with a variety of stunning celebrations. The holi...

It's A Dragon! China Expects Baby Boom During Lucky Year

Posted 01.23.2012 | World

Dragon babies are expected to hit China in droves this year, but there won't be any scales, fire-breathing, or mythical creatures involved. "Dragon...

LOOK: Chinatown Celebrates Chinese New Year

Posted 01.23.2012 | New York

Despite the dreary weather, plenty of New Yorkers gathered in Chinatown on Monday to celebrate the Year of the Dragon with firecrackers, traditional d...

How Your Home...Can Bring On Wealth?

M. Lin | Posted 10.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
M. Lin

We love a fresh start. That's why we'll take as many new year's celebrations as we can get. And today, there's another one: Chinese or Lunar New Year.

Millions Celebrate Year Of The Dragon With Feasts, Fireworks

AP | Posted 03.23.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Millions of ethnic Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese across Asia are ringing in the new Year of the Dragon with fireworks, feasting and famil...