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Here's How Families in Three Asian Countries Welcome the Lunar New Year

People release sky lanterns in Pinghsi, a township in Taiwan's northern Taipei County, to celebrate the annual Lantern Festival on Feb. 28, 2010. (Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty Images)
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Happy Lunar New Year from Asia Society! As hundreds of millions travel home to celebrate with their families, here's a look at the legends, customs, and foods that mark the holiday in China, Korea, and Vietnam.

Watch: 'Deeply, Deeply' Patriotic Song Featuring China's President Debuts During New Year Gala

Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People on January 30, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Fred Dufour/Getty Images)
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"Give My Heart to You," broadcast to some 700 million viewers on Wednesday, was set to a montage of triumphant imagery of President Xi Jinping.

Interview: USPS Puts Its Stamp on Lunar New Year With Illustrator's New Series

Year of the Horse (Kam Mak)
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Meet Kam Mak, the artist behind the colorful U.S.P.S. stamp series, "Celebrating Lunar New Year," as he talks to us about what the holiday means to him and what inspires him in his designs.

Photo of the Day: A Flurry of Prayers in the Philippines

Chinese Filipinos pray at the Seng Guan Temple in the Chinese district of Binondo in Manila, Philippines on January 31, 2014. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)
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Chinese Filipinos pray at the Seng Guan Temple in the Chinese district of Binondo in Manila, Philippines on January 31, 2014. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)

China's Mass Migration Home for Lunar New Year in Pictures

Passengers prepare to board the trains that will eventually take them home for the Spring Festival on January 26, 2014 in Beijing, China. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
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The scores of Chinese who made the long trek back to their hometown for Spring Festival faced crowded train stations and long, arduous rides to ring in the new year with loved ones.

Photos: See How Eight Asian Nations Are Gearing Up for Lunar New Year

Penguins waddle into Lunar New Year festivities at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise amusement park, dressed in traditional Chinese clothing adorned with the character for
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As the Year of the Horse approaches at a gallop, we take a look to see how our friends across East Asia are ushering in a new year of prosperity and hope.

Photos: Our Favorite Lunar New Year Food Pics (So Far)

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A look at what our readers have been eating for Lunar New Year 2013 from around the world.

Photo of the Day: In Full Bloom for Lunar New Year in Hong Kong

A vibrant plethora of flowers at the Lunar New Year Fair at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on February 7, 2013. (Wendy Tang/Asia Society)
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A vibrant plethora of flowers at the Lunar New Year Fair at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on February 7, 2013. (Wendy Tang/Asia Society)

Photo of the Day: Lunar New Year Wishes From Vietnam

A calligrapher writes down best wishes for the lunar new year or Tet in Vietnamese, for customers outside the Temple of Literature in downtown Hanoi, Vietnam on February 8, 2013. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
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A calligrapher writes down best wishes for the lunar new year or Tet in Vietnamese, for customers outside the Temple of Literature in downtown Hanoi, Vietnam on February 8, 2013. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

Photos: What Are You Eating on Lunar New Year? Instagram Us at #AsiaSocietyLNY

Folded dumplings filled with sweet potatoes, waiting to be deep-fried. (Tahiat Mahboob)
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On February 10, 2013, people around the world will celebrate Lunar New Year. Asia Blog wants to see what you'll be eating to ring in the Year of the Snake. Instagram us your photos with #AsiaSocietyLNY.