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Celebrate the Chinese New Year on January 31st! 2014 is the Year of the Horse

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The Chinese New Year celebrations begin on January 31st, marking the first of a fifteen day long festival. Also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, one thing is for certain, food is an important part of the festivities.

Traditionally, celebrations include fish, spring rolls, dumplings and Nian Gao cakes. However, there are many other flavorful dishes that you might wish to include in your menu for this special occasion.

The Chinese New Year of the Horse will last from January 31st, 2014 through to February 18, 2015. Perhaps you are planning on eating out and celebrating with friends, however if you are planning a small gathering or a quiet night at home, here are several recipes to get your creativity kick started.

Find tips on table settings for your Chinese New Year celebration by clicking here.

Happy Chinese New Year! Please accept my best wishes that 2014 brings prosperity and good luck to you and your loved ones.