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Chinese New Year 2014

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January 31, 2014, Year of The Horse. Chinese New Year is a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the lunar new year celebrations of its geographic neighbors.

What Cultural Celebration, Holiday
When January 31, 2014 12:00 AM to
February 02, 2014 12:00 AM
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In the Gregorian calendar, Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year, a date between January 21 and February 20.  The Chinese year 4712 begins on January 31, 2014.  Chinese months are reckoned by the lunar calendar, with each month beginning on the darkest day. New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of the month and continue until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest. In China, people may take weeks of holiday from work to prepare for and celebrate the New Year.

Excerpted from InfoPlease Chinese New Year 2014.

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