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Chinese New Year is the most significant of the traditional Chinese holidays. In China, it is also known as "Spring Festival".

The festival begins on the first day of the first month in the customary Chinese calendar and ends with The Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day of the month.

Since the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese new year is often referred to as the "Lunar New Year".

The basis of Chinese new year is centuries old and gains significance because of numerous myths and traditions.–Photos by Agencies


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Nabiha Butt
Jan 23, 2012 03:31pm
yes we are having vocations here due to new year. the whole china is so decorated and last night they had fire crackers on huge basis...sky was full of lightening.