Chinese New Year: February 10, 2024.

Festivities last for fifteen days.

Preparation includes making festive foods.

Hanging red banners (Nian) at homes.

Cleaning homes for the new year.

Family reunion dinners on New Year's Eve.

Mythology: Nian, the underwater beast.

Nian feared red, loud noises, fire.

Red paper dragons on doors.

Burning red lanterns all night.

Setting off firecrackers to ward off evil.

Red attire symbolizes good luck.

Exchanging red envelopes with money.

Lantern Festival celebrates first full moon.