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Happy Chinese New Year! handmade and vintage goods

Guonian! Today we move from the year of the ox to the year of the tiger. For the next fifteen days, join in the Chinese New Year celebrations, making sure to catch the culminating Lantern Festival, where people carry paper lanterns in the street in a giant parade and young men regale the crowds with a dragon dance. The dragon is traditionally made of bamboo, silk, and paper, and might stretch for more than a hundred feet in length. Even if you can’t participate in a dragon parade you can still enjoy the spirit of Chinese New Year with the Etsy community. Roar— it’s the year of the tiger!

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