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Holiday Tradition: Celebrating the Chinese New Year

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The year is filled with all sorts of special celebrations and holiday traditions. Today, January 23, 2012 is the first day of the lunar New Year in China and the year of Dragon. The first day of the Chinese New Year┬ábegins at midnight on January 23rd. This holiday…

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Jewish Holiday: The Story, Meaning, and Traditions of Hanukkah

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Living in an area of mostly Christians, I have discovered that there may be some confusion about the significance of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah). Some non-Jews may view Hanukkah as a sort of "Jewish Christmas" because the date falls so close to the Christian holiday…

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