Lunar New Year, also called Chinese New Year and Spring Festival, is just around the corner. Many of us know about the red envelopes, or “hong bao,” and have seen the stunning dragons made of bamboo, paper, and silk, but it is also to important to note that this holiday is celebrated in a variety of different ways.
With candy boxes, dumplings, and a focus on family, there are many reasons to join in on the annual festivities if you haven’t already. Below you’ll find a refresher of 15 facts about the Lunar New Year but keep in mind that some of your friends may have their own special beliefs and traditions. Perhaps you can start some of your own.