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When is the lunar New Year?

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The lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year, is synced with the cycles of the moon, so it occurs on a different date each year. In 2013, the lunar New Year began on February 10. It was observed on January 21 in 2014 and February 19 in 2015.

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When is the lunar New Year?
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The lunar New Year is most commonly associated with a 15-day Chinese celebration marked by temple worship, parades and horse races. Superstitions abound during this time, such as not taking out the trash because it is believed to remove the person of prosperity and luck.

While it is the most well-known lunar New Year celebrated in the US, it is by no means the only one. The Koreans, Mongolians, Tibetans and Vietnamese all celebrate the same lunar New Year.

The lunar New Year is most commonly associated with a 15-day Chinese celebration marked by temple worship, parades and horse races. Superstitions abound during this time, such as not taking out the trash because it is believed to remove the person of prosperity and luck.

While it is the most well-known lunar New Year celebrated in the US, it is by no means the only one. The Koreans, Mongolians, Tibetans and Vietnamese all celebrate the same lunar New Year.

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