No silly rabbit this year; 2023 is dedicated to this animal in Chinese culture

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- January is a busy time for calendar flipping. We did it three weeks ago to start 2023, and over the weekend, we began the Lunar New Year.

This holiday typically occurs on the second new moon following the winter solstice.

In Chinese culture, this marks the Year of The Rabbit. This animal symbolizes grace, beauty, mercy and good luck. Even though this overall tradition started in the Far East centuries ago, its influence is still felt worldwide.

In China, the celebrations last for two weeks with feasting, fireworks and special gift-giving, including money in tiny red pouches.

More information about a Feb. 5 community celebration of the Lunar New Year at Franklin High School can be found by clicking here.



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