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Watch: Chinese New Year Traditions Are Changing


You’ve probably noticed, but we’re now officially into the Year of the Pig. But in China, the Lunar New Year isn’t just celebrated on one night — there’s a week-long official holiday for one thing, and for another, many don’t see the New Year celebrations as really ending until the Lantern Festival (which this year falls on February 19).

Yet the way people celebrate the New Year in China is changing, from the way the “largest annual human migration in the world” takes place, to how young people deal with the pressures of returning home.

Watch our video explainer to find out more:

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