Sunday, January 22, 2023 marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year is considered one of the most important celebrations among many East and Southeast Asian cultures, including the Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean communities. It is called Lunar New Year because it begins with the rise of the first new moon of the year and lasts until the next full moon arrives. Each culture brings family and friends together to celebrate the Lunar New Year with a variety of different foods and traditions that symbolize prosperity and abundance.

In the Chinese Zodiac cycle, 2023 is a year of the Water Rabbit. The Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope.

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