Chinese New Year (Feb 03) Gung Hay Fat Choy! The first day of the Chinese lunar calendar is a very important holiday to the Chinese people. It is celebrated worldwide, wherever there are large Chinese populations, with food, festivities, fireworks, and parades.
There are 12 cycles to the Chinese lunar calendar, each represented by an animal. This year, 2011, is the year of the "Rabbit."
It is common to give red packets to children during this period of celebration. The red envelopes contain money, which should be of an even number (as odd numbers are associated with money given during funerals).
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