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Curious about the 15-day celebration of Lunar New Year? Learn the traditions and history of this special time!

The kinds of food eaten during Chinese Lunar New Year hold special meanings. Fish is supposed to bring luck and prosperity to the eater. Dumplings and spring rolls are meant to bring wealth. Longevity noodles are one long noodle. You’re supposed to make a wish and then eat the noodle from beginning to end without breaking it.

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Young Chinese kids are often close to their grandparents. Are you close with your grandparents? If not, do you wish you were?


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