Tuesday 1 February is Chinese New Year, the beginning of a period of festivities that can last up to 16 days, with the Lantern Festival marking the end of the celebrations. This year will be the Year of the Tiger, the Water Tiger to be exact. Each year corresponds to one of four elements (water, fire, wood and metal) and one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac – the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.
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