Published: Fri, January 27, 2017
Life&Culture | By Kristin Armstrong

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THIS SATURDAY (28 February) come along and join in the celebrations for the Chinese New Year at the Sunderland Museum, Library & Winter Gardens with lion dances, martial arts, craft displays and stalls.

The LCWS Chinese New Year is being hosted by the school's International Program.

Roughly one-sixth of the world will observe Chinese new year, with London and San Francisco claiming the largest celebrations outside of Asia.

The streets of Newport will be transformed with more than 50 stalls to celebrate Chinese New Year.

This month, Macy's stores nationwide will pay tribute to Lunar New Year 2017 with a wide array of educational activities and special events to commemorate the "Year of the Rooster".

The Baguio Spring Festival shows the strong and deep friendship of the Filipinos and the Chinese community.

"I hope to learn something new and embody the year of the rooster", said Angie Schwab, executive director of Folkmoot USA. "We believe that the plum blossom saplings can predict our business future". Adults and children in Lunar New Year attire are welcome to participate, with registration available in advance online or on the day of the event at 11 front of the Seattle Chinese Post/Northwest Asian Weekly at 412 Maynard Ave. There are as many as 49,000 companies managed by Chinese in Italy.

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So will Macau and Las Vegas, both of which have enjoyed good and bad past Chinese New Year celebrations, have a great Year of the Red Chicken?

Fireworks and food will be the centrepiece of an evening of celebrations on January 29, an event that has been a sell-out every year since it was first started.

Chinese New Year Extravaganza features a team of performers showcasing Chinese performing arts.

During the even, students from the Confucius Institute also displayed their proficiency in spoken Chinese language and knowledge of Chinese music, dance and traditional outfit.

Friday through Sunday, chef Tim Ma offers his take on Buddha's Delight ($18), a vegetarian dish eaten by Buddhist monks that's often served elsewhere for good luck in the new year. It is commonplace to give the lion red envelopes with money inside during the dance.

Generations past would celebrate the new year as a time of rest before the farm season begins.

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