The government will declare a three-day holiday to be a seven-day holiday instead. However, citizens are required to work during the following weekend. Exact schedules are released late in the year and might change during the year.

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This is one of several Lunar New Years which are celebrated in Asia. Officially, it is celebrated as Public Holiday for 3 days in China.

It is a major holiday in China and it has strongly influenced the lunar new year celebrations in South Korea and Vietnam.

The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between January 21 and February 20. Chinese New Year is one of the world’s most celebrated festivals and involves the largest annual mass human migration worldwide.

It is a worldwide celebration, especially in countries with significant Chinese populations, such as Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Philippines and many countries in North America and Europe as well.

Within China, regional customs and traditions of the Lunar New Year celebrations vary widely. However, common celebrations include the New Year’s family reunion dinners. Traditionally, every family thoroughly clean the house, in order to sweep away any bad fortune as well.

It’s common to see that windows and doors are decorated with red color paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of happiness, wealth and good fortune.

Red envelopes or red packets are traditionally passed out during the Chinese New Year’s celebrations, from married couples to the elderly to unmarried couples and children.

In addition to red envelopes, which are usually given from older people to younger people, small gifts (usually food or sweets) are also exchanged between friends or relatives.