Lunar New Year in Asia
Collected by Sherry Ott , AFAR Ambassador
It goes by many names in Asia (Tet, Chinese New Year, Losar, Spring Festival) but the Lunar New Year may be the biggest holiday in the world. Each country in Asia has made it uniquely their own. But no matter what it's always about food and family.
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