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The Chinese calendar dates back centuries before the Julian calendar that we use today. It measures time based on the the astronomical movements of the Sun, Moon and stars, and is highly accurate.

The Chinese New Year is now popularly known as the Spring Festival because it starts from the Begining of Spring (the first of the twenty-four terms in coodination with the changes of Nature). Its origin is too old to be traced.

The word Nian, which in modern Chinese solely means "year", was originally the name of a monster beast that started to prey on people the night before the beginning of a new year.

The term "Guo Nian", which may mean "Survive the Nian" becomes today "Celebrate the (New) Year" as the word "guo" in Chinese having both the meaning of "pass-over" and "observe".  The custom of putting up red paper and firing fire-crackers to scare away Nian should it have a chance to run loose is still around.

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Here is a list of a few popular and not so well know Chinese New Year festivals from around the world. Be sure to join in the celebration where ever you are.
Brenton Woods, NH USA

Chicago, Illinois USA
Chicago Events

Hong Kong, China
Discover Hong Kong

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Kanagawa, Japan

London, England
Los Angeles, California USA

Melbourn, Australia

New York City, New York USA

North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Paris, France

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phoenix, Arizona USA

SanFrancisco, California USA
(one of the biggest celebrations in the USA)

Singapore, China

Sydney, Australia

Toronto, Canada

Vancouver, Canada
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