While there are many Chinese New Year traditions, the most common and well known are the fireworks displays that are kicked off the evening before New Year's Day. These firework displays are said to be an homage to the n... More »

The earliest Chinese new year celebrations were scheduled to align with certain phases of the sun, moon or zodiacal signs, however the method changed frequently depending on the preferences of the ruling emperor. During ... More »

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During the Chinese New Year, adults give gifts using red packets to children. Red packets are red envelopes containing one to several thousand Chinese Yuan. This gift is believed to keep children healthy and suppress evi... More »

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Different traditions for ringing in the new year, foods and beverages served in different areas and the history of new year's celebrations are all fertile ground for trivia questions about New Year's Day. In fact, questi... More »

There is no specific attire called for on New Year's Day in the United States. New Year's Day often involves getting together for a meal with family and friends, but the attire worn can be anything from casual to formal,... More »

Popular New Year's Day quotes include Charles Lamb's message, "New Year's Day is every man's birthday" and Oprah Winfrey's words, “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." These words convey a joy... More »

Unlike the Easter ham or Thanksgiving turkey, there is no one meal that has strong ties with New Year's Day. There are a number of foods, many with roots in other cultures, that are consumed on or around New Year's Day t... More »