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Fireworks, Parades Begin Chinese Year of the Monkey

Celebrations are kicking off around the world to mark the new Chinese year - the Year of the Monkey. Chinese New Year 4713 starts on February 8 of this year. Unlike the Western holiday, which starts the night before and ends the next day, the traditional celebration of Chinese New Year goes for 15 days, ending with the annual Lantern Festival. The holiday also marks the world's largest period of mass migration, as millions of people travel to be with their families for the...

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