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Lunar New Year Resources

Lunar New Year Traditions 
Find out about Lunar New Year celebrations in China, lucky symbols and more. 

Fruits and Flowers of the Lunar New Year 
Do you know the "Three Friends of Winter"? Or why piles of mandarin oranges are a common sight as the New Year approaches? Check out this guide to fruits and flowers associated with Lunar New Year.   

Video: Why the Rat Comes First
Asian Art Museum storyteller Fred Sheng shares the story about a race across the Yellow River that determined the animals that would be included in the Chinese zodiac.


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