Chinese New Year has been celebrated for thousands of years in China. Now it is celebrated all around the world. It does not always come on the same date each year, but it is always in January or February. Readers of this volume will learn the meaning behind the holiday as well as the costumes, decorations, food, and other customs, such as the dragon parade, associated with it. This simple yet engaging book also provides instructions on how to make ya sui qian, or the red envelopes the Chinese use for gifts of money, as well as a recipe for fried rice.