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Celebrate The Chinese New Year On Jan. 25

 

Last updated 1/22/2020 at 4:16pm

Chinese New Year dates change every year. Chinese New Year 2020 will fall on Saturday, Jan. 25, and celebrations will continue from New Year's Eve for 16 days in total. As a public holiday, Chinese people will get 7 days off from work from Jan. 24 – 30.

Each year at the turn of the lunisolar Chinese calendar, celebrants gather for a festival that remains one of the most significant social and economic holidays for those of Chinese descent.

According to www.History.com, Chinese New Year is a time to honor household and heavenly deities and ancestors. It's also a spring festival in which people pray for a good harvest and spend time with family and friends.

It's unclear when Chinese New Year celebrations originated in China, but some historians believe it evolved from the year-end religious ceremony during the Shang Dynasty (1766 to 112...



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