Chinese New Year 2021: COVID-19 celebrations in Year of the Ox


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Say goodbye to the Year of the Rat, and hello to the Year of the Ox. Lunar New Year – also known as the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival – begins Friday, ushering in the second animal on the Zodiac with the second new moon after the winter solstice. Though the occasion is meant to be spent with family and friends, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means that celebrations around the world – from the United States to Britain to China – will look different this year for the 1.5 billion people who observe the occasion. Here's what to know...