Chinese New Year, Removing the Bad & Old, and Welcoming the New and Good

Chinese New Year, a.k.a. Lunar New Year, is an annual 15-day festival in China and in Chinese communities around the world that begins with the Lunar calendar January 1st new moon and lasts until the following full moon Lunar Calendar January 15th.  In her discussion about the origin of the Chinese New Year, Ms. Fan will talk about various traditions, foods, and celebratory activities that take place in different provinces throughout China and in other parts of the world, and how those activities symbolize the removal of the Bad and Old and the entry of the New and Good.