Millions set to celebrate Chinese New Year

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Celebrations are already underway all around the world for the Chinese New Year, which begins today, 19th February and lasts until March 5th.

The people of China often mark the celebration, which is also known as the Spring Festival, with fireworks and family feasts.

Chinese New Year is thought of as the most important celebration in China and is a public holiday, meaning most Chinese get eight days off of work.

According to the Chinese calendar 2014 is the year of the goat, although the same word can also mean sheep, so the two animals are often linked to this year.

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  1. its is the year of the sheep and a celebration to the chinese people (like me) for the chinese new year im doing this for my homework im in Henderson Intermediate

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