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Thursday, February 19, 2015
Interfaith Days: Chinese New Year
Today is the Chinese New Year. The festival begins with the new moon of the Chinese New Year this site indicates, "New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are celebrated as a family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving. The celebration was traditionally highlighted with a religious ceremony given in honor of Heaven and Earth, the gods of the household and the family ancestors." This site gives some of the evolution and historical background of the day. It is celebrated not only in China but also in countries with large Chinese populations and also Chinatowns in multiple cities. This is the year of the goat.