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Kid News: Happy Lunar New Year!

Billions of people around the world celebrate the Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year. Celebrations begin on the first new moon of the year, and conclude two weeks later when people release beautiful paper lanterns into the sky. Eating a big meal, exchanging red envelopes of money, and honoring family are all important holiday traditions. Listen to a young reporter describe how her family celebrates the Lunar New Year.


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