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Goodbye Monkey, hello Rooster—Celebrate Lunar New Year with Google

Many people from across Asia and around the world are eagerly awaiting Lunar New Year—a time to gather with family and friends and celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Rooster. 

With global interest in the Lunar Calendar growing every year, we wanted to bring people together by celebrating six Lunar New Year traditions from around the world at https://g.co/lunarnewyear over the next few weeks.

If you’re busily cleaning your house right now to cast away bad luck and clean up before your extended family arrives, you’ll definitely know how the Rooster is feeling in our opening video:

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Google: Spring Cleaning

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Google: Spring Cleaning

Check back on the site over the coming days to pick out your favorite reunion dishes and learn the meaning behind each one, work together with your friends to perform a digital dragon dance, draw your own New Year couplets to share with loved ones, cast a “Lo Hei” blessing by virtually shredding food (far less messy), and finally launch your own sky lantern high into cyberspace to bring the Lunar New Year celebrations to a close.

We’d tell you more, but we don’t want to ruin the surprise!