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Why Chinese New Year -- Especially For Americans

Chinese New Year should really be on your bucket list.

Not many Americans think about it, though. And it is something you want to experience at least once in your lifetime.

There are many reasons to head East. Watch this sip of Chinese New Year to see why you want to go.

These are sights and sounds you won't get anywhere else.

As you saw, Chinese New Year might be a lot easier than you think – coming from America.

  • Travel from the US is not too heavy since most Americans stick around for Super Bowl.

  • And most businesses in Asia close down so business travel in and out of Hong Kong is down and easier too.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Check your calendar. The dates vary a little bit each year. Chinese New Year 2018 begins February 16th and lasts 15-to-23 days.

  • Find the country you want to visit. Remember, each country – China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia – celebrates it a bit differently. So, check the country you want to celebrate with and find out what events are going on.

  • Shopping is great in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • Be sure to experience the local foods when you go, including dumplings and noodles.

  • Remember that the first couple of days is a family celebration and most businesses will be closed.

  • But hotels and restaurants ARE open for the most part to accommodate the local celebrations.

  • If you love fireworks, you need to consider Hong Kong which might have the best in the world.

  • Be prepared to share in the tradition of the Red Packets and giving with a generous heart.

  • Learn how to wish everyone good fortune, health and longevity. We share this with you.

  • For hotel deals, check out Jetsetter Deals.

  • Bring your smart phone camera to get video and share it with us. We would love to feature it on the show!

  • We love Lion Dances.

  • To see the entire show that includes are long segment on Chinese New Year, go to this site. It's a subscription site to our cable TV alternative so you can watch all your shows on any platform for far less.

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