Dragon dancing takes place in the streets, as well as fireworks and martial arts performances.
The firework is part of a superstition about letting out the old, and ushering in the new.
People also leave their windows open so that the old may exit the house.
Chinese New Year is a fun day for those who celebrate it, but is also a reminder of Chinese history and culture.
I hope you all enjoy the year 4699!"
Meng Yuan, 15, London
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