The Chinese New Year is a fascinating holiday, between January 21 and February 20, people of Chinese descent gather to celebrate the beginning of a new year. Dragon parades and red lanterns are some of the tradition decorations seen at this time of the year. The exact date at which the Chinese New Year is celebrated changes from year to year,because it is based on the lunar calendar and not on the solar calendar unlike most methods of timekeeping. Various celebrations are held throughout the continent of Asia and not just in China.
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According to legend, the animals were chosen by the Jade Emperor, who ordered all the animals to come to him and selected the first 12 to arrive as the ones for the Chinese zodiac.
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