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What you need to know about Chinese New Year celebrations

Angela An shares some of the traditions she had growing up and celebrating Chinese New Year.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Time to celebrate the Chinese New Year! 

Angela An with Wake Up CBUS is taking over 10TV’s Instagram page to help you celebrate the Year of the Ox.

Follow: @wbns10tv | @angelaan10tv

Here are some fun facts:

  • Bye-bye year of the rat… hello Year of the Ox
  • Chinese New Year lasts 15 days
  • Celebrate with food, lion dance, traditions
  • Very different this year b/c of pandemic – normally millions of people travel home or go on vacation. Governments telling people to stay home
  • Lucky food – noodles (longevity), dumplings (wealth), fish (surplus)
  • Lucky money – given to kids or unmarried adults
  • Lucky traditions
    • Don’t clean on Chinese New Year. Otherwise sweep away your good luck and wealth
    • Clean before the new year to get rid of the ghosts of the past
    • Pay off debts so you can start the year wealthy