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Chinese Near Year is the longest national holiday in China and New Year’s day is the most important date in the Chinese calendar.
Although China has used the Gregorian calendar since 1912, Chinese New Year is based on the ancient Chinese lunar calendar, falling on the second new moon after winter solstice — meaning it changes each year.
It is pronounced “Gong Xi Fa Cai” in Mandarin and “Gong Hey Fat Choy” in Cantonese, although both are written the same way.
Roughly a sixth of the world will observe Chinese New Year, with celebrations in Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia, along with other countries with significant Chinese populations.
London and San Francisco both claim to host the largest celebrations outside of Asia.
Red clothing is considered essential, as it is said to scare off the mythical monster Nian.
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Children are traditionally given red envelopes with money inside which they sleep with under their pillows, which is said to bring them good fortune and happiness.