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CHINESE NEW YEAR. Follows the second new moon after the winter solstice.  The winter solstice falls on December 21st. 2014 - Year of the Horse. The Chinese New Year Calendar - With Its Associated 12 Animals. Chinese New Year Lantern Festival. Today, people wear white in honor

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chinese new year

CHINESE NEW YEAR

Follows the second new moon after the winter solstice.  The winter solstice falls on December 21st

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Today, people wear white in honor

of the moon, lanterns are hung in

the malls and markets,

and children carry paper

lanterns to school, to light their

way to a bright and happy future.

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Will and Guy's Twenty Amusing Facts and Trivia From China

  • 30% of Chinese adults still live with their parents.
  • Approximately 200 million people in China live on less than $1 a day.
  • Fish consumption in China is more than 3 times that in the United States.
  • In China, the average person eats over 45 pounds of seafood each year.
  • China produces 66% of the world's garlic, 15 billion pounds in 2009.
  • Next are South Korea 6%, India 5%, and the USA 2.5%.
  • There are 120 million internet users in China;
  • but not everyone can contact all websites.
  • China is the source of 68% of the worlds "pirated" goods.
  • The hog, swine, or pig, was first domesticated almost
  • 10,000 years ago in China.
  • 20% of the world's population lives in China.
  • Twenty percent of China's plants are used in medicine.
  • China Day is October 1st.