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Happy Lunar New Year 2012!

Posted January 24th, 2012 by Peter · 6 Comments

Today marks the first day of the Lunar New Year, which is celebrated by nearly a fifth of the world’s population. Family members gather, connect, exchange red envelopes, and play lottery games in Vietnam. In China, people customarily prepare by buying new clothes and cleaning their homes (to ward away bad spirits).

2012 is the Year of the Dragon

Let’s not forget the lion dancing, firecrackers, yummy food, and quality time with family.

Happy New Years from everyone in the Stuff Asian People Like family! We look forward to continuing to provide information about Asian Culture for years to come. There are many changes coming to Asian Central in the upcoming year as well, so stay tuned!

What do you do during Lunar New Year in YOUR culture? Comment Below!

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tim Clarke // Jan 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Hi I’m prepping an esl class for Asian students on use of the simple future. Was thinking of using New Years resolutions as a context but now I wonder if the ubiquitous new year’s resolution in western culture has any significance in China or Asia in general?

  • 2 Peter // Jan 26, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    I have not seen people using Lunar New Years as a time for resolution. It is more of a time for family gathering and setting a good tone for the new year.

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  • 6 // Aug 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I think this is a very good tradition to celebrate this new year!

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