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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It may be late January, but it’s New Year’s Day in China.

Here in Wilmington, children explored Chinese culture and celebrated the start of the Year of the Dragon at the Children’s Museum. The kids celebrated the eastern culture by making paper lanterns, writing lucky red secret messages and tasting their own sesame noodles using kid friendly chopsticks.

“We’re passing out papers, and what they’re doing is, they get to write sentences and symbols from China that mean words, and they can actually see the words. We’re kind of just doing it for fun,” participant Skylar Kelly said.

Chinese New Year, known in China as the Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays.


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