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Welcome to the Year of the Rat! Among the various celebrations and festivities for the Chinese, Chinese New Year is always deemed the most important of them all. Chinese families living in different part of the country or the world will make it a requirement to get together for Chinese New Year. This homecoming is very similar to the Western concept of getting together during Christmas.

In reality, the Chinese uses a Lunar Calendar, which is different from the Georgian or Western calendar, and so, the start of the Lunar New Year is time for paying respect to the spirits, spreading good wishes for the New Year, and being among those one holds dear. It is also the time when crops are fully harvested and preparations are made for the new planting year and people have some time to rest and celebrate. This is why Chinese New Year is sometimes known as The Spring Festival.

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