In China and in ethnic communities around the world, the Lunar New Year is celeb…

In China and in ethnic communities around the world, the Lunar New Year is celebrated as the most important and most festive holiday of the year. The day itself — this year, Sunday, February 8 — marks the first of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, but the celebration, also known as “chun jie” or the Spring Festival, lasts 15 days! It’s a joyous time of family reunion and two full weeks of intense feasting.