Chinese New Year is the most important day in China's calendar and also one of the most colourful celebrations in the UK. As always the event was celebrated in style on Sunday 2nd February in Liverpool's Chinatown. The Chinese New Year celebrations start on the first day of the lunar month and continue until the fifteenth day. Itís the Lunar New Year and the Chinese Year of the Horse. The horse is part of a 12-year-cycle of animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. In the first week visits to friends and family are made following special traditions which are designed to bring good luck. The second week ends with a Lantern festival this takes place on the evening of the 15th day of the lunar month.


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