Chinese (Lunar) New Year
Throughout East Asia, the coming week is celebrated as the beginning of the new year
Dragon in Chinatown NYC Lunar New Year by Patrick Kwan (Used through a Creative Commons license)
The Year of the Rat begins on January 25 (by the Gregorian calendar). The Lunar New Year is celebrated by lion and dragon dances, by parades and fireworks, by gift-giving and feasts.