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Dim sum, a style of Cantonese cuisine characterized by small or bite-sized morsels (such as dumplings) typically served in steamer baskets or on little plates, is a culinary delight during the multi-day Chinese New Year celebration.

People in China and across South-East Asia are getting ready to welcome the Lunar New Year with celebrations ranging from street festivals to intimate family dinners.

It is worth mentioning that Chinese people who like traditional culture think that there is an inextricable link between their partner and the Chinese zodiac.

The K-pop group shared their hopes for health and happiness in celebratory posts Tuesday in anticipation of the Year of the Dog.

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Homes are thoroughly cleaned before New Year's Eve.

"According to the Chinese horoscope 2018, the Year of the Earth Dog 2018 is a good time for lifestyle changes (time to quit smoking or change residence) and for the start of new business ventures", reports Karma Weather. The Earth Dog signifies conservatism, and fortune-tellers warn of bearish markets, natural disasters and global conflicts.?

A new year holds a lot of new questions, and as we say goodbye to the current Year of the Rooster and buckle up for everything that the Dog has to offer, let's take a look at the Horoscope details of the upcoming 4,715th Chinese year and all that it holds for us!

Mandarin Taste will be celebrating Chinese New Year Eve, Feb. 15, and Chinese New Year, Feb. 16, with dumplings, pork buns, chive pies and green onion pancakes.

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"People who are married or elders will put money into red envelopes and give them to children or to people who are unmarried", Lee said.

Families decorate their doors with red paper cut-outs of the word for luck, "fu", as well as images of fish, bats and the animal assigned to the new year - in this case, the dog.

Increasingly affluent Chinese are also looking to travel overseas. Don't forget to send her some New Year greetings!

In Thailand the dragon dance in Bangkok's China Town was set to mesmerise visitors, as usual.

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Every Chinese year is characterized by one of twelve animals that make up the Chinese Zodiac, as well as one of five elements: metal, water, wood, fire or earth.

Later on Thursday, Malaysians are set to celebrate with firework displays and their famous lion dance.

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