Chinese New Year 2015: Find out what Year of the Goat (or Sheep or Ram) is all about

I am a Ram 😀

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It’s the year of the goat or sheep or ram (Picture: AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Parades, dinners, dragons – it’s officially Chinese New Year! And it’s kind of a big deal.

Children sleep with envelopes of money under their pillows, and anyone who isn’t married also gets given money. Making it the perfect holiday to come right after a lonely Valentine’s Day.

It’s also the Year of the Goat, meaning… Well, we’re not too sure yet. Read on to find out.

What’s the deal with Chinese New Year?

It’s a second chance to raise the roof and kiss a stranger at midnight!

We kid. China traditionally follows an ancient lunar calendar which means the New Year can start anywhere between January 21 to February 19.

In 2015 it’s February 19, so it’s as late as it gets.

Is it better than the traditional UK New Year?

Basically, yes. Celebrations last from…

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