Chinese New Year, which is also referred to as Lunar New Year, is celebrated by over 20 per cent of the world's population. The celebrations mark an ancient tradition dating back over 3,000 years, ushering in the new beginnings of spring following a bitter winter.
Of course, each New Year celebration revolves around a different member of the Chinese Zodiac – from the enthusiastic, humorous monkey to the strong, confident ox, which takes over for 2021.
Typically, festivities begin around February and last 10 days, often with plenty of rituals and customs such as prayers, fireworks and special meals. But do you know about these quirks and traditions?