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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

 

In China the new year is a big festival which lasts for fifteen days.

To prepare for the new year people in China spring clean their homes to wash away bad luck and get ready for good luck.

Red and gold are special lucky colours.

 

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Chinese people celebrate the new year with parades

Chinese people celebrate the new year with parades 1

Fireworks are used to scare away evil spirits

Fireworks are used to scare away evil spirits 1

Lucky red and gold decorations are hung up

Lucky red and gold decorations are hung up 1

Children are given lucky packets with money in them

Children are given lucky packets with money in them 1

Special food is shared with family and friends

Special food is shared with family and friends 1

On the 15th day a special lantern festival is held

On the 15th day a special lantern festival is held 1
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