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Lunar New Year celebrations in China

The Chinese Lunar New Year of Goat also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day.

Lunar New Year celebrations in China
Chinese folk artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Spring Festival Temple Fair at the Temple of Earth park on February 18, 2015 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Goat also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Getty Images)
Lunar New Year celebrations in China
Chinese folk artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Spring Festival Temple Fair at the Temple of Earth park on February 18, 2015 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Goat also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Getty Images)
Lunar New Year celebrations in China
Chinese folk artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Spring Festival Temple Fair at the Temple of Earth park on February 18, 2015 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Goat also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Getty Images)
Lunar New Year celebrations in China
People reenact a temple worship ceremony from the Qing Dynasty at the Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Goat at the Temple of Earth park on February 18, 2015 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Sheep also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Getty Images)
Lunar New Year celebrations in China
People imitate temple worship ceremony of the Qing Dynasty at the Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of The Goat at the Temple of Earth park on February 18, 2015 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of The Sheep also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Getty Images)
Lunar New Year celebrations in China
People imitate temple worship ceremony of the Qing Dynasty at the Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of The Goat at the Temple of Earth park on February 18, 2015 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of The Sheep also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Getty Images)
Lunar New Year celebrations in China
People imitate temple worship ceremony of the Qing Dynasty at the Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of The Goat at the Temple of Earth park on February 18, 2015 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of The Sheep also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Getty Images)
Lunar New Year celebrations in China
Fireworks illuminate the skyline to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year of Sheep on February 18, 2015 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Goat also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Getty Images)
Lunar New Year celebrations in China
Fireworks illuminate the skyline to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year of Sheep on February 18, 2015 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Goat also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Getty Images)