Kansas City Chinese Music Ensemble http://kcur.org en Chinese New Year Celebrations Begin in Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/chinese-new-year-celebrations-begin-kansas-city <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d258726e528-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d258726e528-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d258726e528-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-883992.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – The Chinese New Year is also called the Spring Festival. And it's considered the most important traditional Chinese holiday. Families clean their houses to symbolically sweep away ill fortune and make way for good luck. Windows and doors are decorated with red to celebrate the themes of happiness, wealth and longevity.</p> Fri, 05 Feb 2010 16:48:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 1703 at http://kcur.org Chinese New Year Celebrations Begin in Kansas City