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The Traveller’s Guide to Celebrating Chinese New Year

Make the most of Chinese New Year with our guide to the best celebrations, most auspicious foods, cultural etiquette and holiday travel trends

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Chinese New Year ushers in festivities centred around family and fortune. It inspires the greatest human migration, with hundreds of thousands travelling home to be with their loved ones – or, increasingly, exploring a new place together with the whole gang.

Also known as Lunar New Year and the Spring Festival, the holiday kicks off next on 12 February 2021, welcoming the Year of the Ox. Wherever you may be, prepare for Chinese New Year with our coverage below, including honoured traditions and cultural etiquette, auspicious foods, last-minute travel ideas and expert insights.


Dragons, dragons everywhere: Chinese New Year celebrations and traditions are going strong around the world, from Los Angeles to Sydney to London.


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