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This is the most significant Chinese holiday. It begins on a different date each year and that date corresponds with the New Moon in Aquarius which takes place sometime between January 21st and February 18th. Family and friends exchange gifts. The holiday is celebrated with parades, fireworks and in many other ways throughout the country and in other countries with large Han Chinese populations. The holiday continues for 15 days and ends with the Lantern Festival.



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