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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

Fireworks are used to scare away evil spirits

Lucky red and gold decorations are hung up

Children are given lucky packets with money in them

Special food is shared with family and friends

On the 15th day a special lantern festival is held