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. In Hong Kong, West Kowloon Cultural District Art Park is the place to be. Over four days, it comes alive with the 2020 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Carnival, featuring 50 local and international performing acts, festive installations and kid-friendly workshops and games.
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.
HOW THE WORLD CELEBRATES
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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