Chinese New Year
An exploration into the customs and practices surrounding Chinese New Year in both China and the United States. In China, the Chinese return home for the most important cultural holiday of the year, for which people have been preparing for weeks. In America, the most prominent symbol of Chinese New Year is the dragon, said to represent good luck. New Year ushers in a series of festivals beginning with the 15-day Spring Festival and ending with the Lantern Festival, often called the Chinese Valentine's Day, because of its association with lovers.