Chinese New Year is celebrated worldwide to mark the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year and celebrations can last for about 15 days.

 

The Chinese New Year for 2012 is on January 23 and marks the Year of the Dragon.

 

Picture of a typical long dragon float for the Chinese New Year

 

Chinese New Year is a festive occasion that calls for celebration in many places around the world. ©iStockphoto.com/araraadt

 

About Chinese Lunar New Year's Day

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