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Lunar New Year

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For Southeast Asians and some South Asians, mid-April is the official start of the New Year based on early Agrarian calendars. This weekend, a Buddhist temple in Keller marks the occasion with its annual water festival.

Chinese New Year: A Time To Honor Ancestors -- And Celebrate

Jan 31, 2014
Doualy Xaykaothao / KERA

The Year of the Horse has begun, and in North Texas, it’s a busy weekend for Chinese New Year revelers.

At the Chinese Community Center in Richardson, a dance group is practicing its routine and nearby organizers are prepping for Saturday’s big celebration. Marina Chen is a volunteer with the center. She says Chinese New Year is like Thanksgiving.