- Posted January 10, 2014 by
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Your New Year's Eve celebrations
Happy Chinese & Lunar New Year!
Chinese New Year is January 31, 2014. It's the Year of the Horse for Chinese and Chinese-Americans in the United States and around the world. The Year of the Horse runs from Jan. 31, 2014 to Feb. 18, 2015, according to the Chinese zodiac. During the month of February, many will celebrate with food, lion & dragon dances, fireworks and festivals.
"Chinese New Year kicks off the Spring Festival season. People sit at round tables with several dishes and dim sum to symbolize the reunion of family members," said Sharon Choi, owner of TC Choy's Asian Bistro in Tampa, Florida.
Choi also showed us how to leave your chopsticks on your plate in this photo when dining at a Asian restaurant or home. She says it's also traditional to include a chicken dish as part of your Chinese or Lunar New Year feast with family and friends.
According to travelchinaguide.com, people born in the Year of the Horse seek the limelight, are clever talkers, kind, cheerful, popular, glamorous, active at work and refuse to fail. They also are stubborn, independent, wasteful and not good with money.
Carol Lim/CNN.com iReporter