Chinese New Year: The year of Rabbit. Happy New year China! The new year in the China named after rabbit begins on Thursday!

2011 is the year of Rabbit starting Thursday 3rd February and on Wednesday ends the year of the Tiger. The lunar horoscope says the rabbit is naturally happy and a homebody. In China, there’s no housecleaning on New Year’s Day – it would wash away the good fortune.

New York’s Empire State Building lit up its tower red and gold to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year on Wednesday.

“The lights on top of the Empire State Building, carrying the spirit of peace, cooperation, prosperity and harmony, have played an important role in promoting intercultural understanding and people-to-people exchanges between China and the United States,” said Dong Xiaojun, Deputy Consul General of the Chinese Consulate More >

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