Gung Hay Fat Choy, Gong Xi Fa Cai, Chúc Mù'ng Nam Mó‛i! Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! However you spell it, Lunar New Year is the longest and most important celebration in much of Asia.
The Chinese year 4712 ushers in the Year of the Horse, and begins on Jan. 31, 2014. The festivities last for fifteen days, culminating with the Lantern Festival. In Vietnam, the holiday is known as Têt Nguyên Ðán, or Têt for short. In both cultures, the celebration marks the beginning of spring as well as the new year