You can call it the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival – Chinese New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world ’s population!

Some believe it begun back in the Shang Dynasty (1766 – 1122 BC), where Chinese villagers successfully chased away a monster called Nian, by painting themselves red and lighting up bamboo sticks. Others believe that it is to celebrate the end of cold days in China, welcoming new harvest and planting. New beginnings and a fresh start!

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