Lunar New Year 2019: How to usher in the Year of the Pig

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Source: CNN

When the clock strikes midnight on February 5, wishes of good fortune will be expressed, fireworks will explode into the sky and red envelopes filled with money will be exchanged as millions of people around the world ring in the Lunar New Year, also known as Spring Festival.

In other words, it’s basically one big overnight party.

But unlike the manner in which much of the world celebrates on December 31, Lunar New Year is a long holiday marathon filled with traditions and rituals (and much family drama) that lasts well beyond the Lunar New Year day.

For Lunar New Year newbies — or lifelong Spring Festival revelers who need a refresher — here’s a quick guide to what just might be the most challenging and laborious festival in the world.

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