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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 25 January 2020, welcoming the Year of the Rat. 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.

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon fly to more than 200 destinations; click here to find Chinese New Year flights.

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Discovery online brings together all the inspirational travel writing from our two inflight magazines, Discovery and Silkroad. Be sure to look out for the print editions when you next fly with Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon.
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