While I waited until the last minute to make my New Year's Eve plans, China is wasting no time to prepare for its lunar New Year celebrations. The year of the Ox begins on Jan. 26; but before that red lanterns must be hung, festival posters bought, and money trees lit. In Japan, which also follows the Chinese zodiac, investors are also preparing for some losses next year: research shows that Ox years have brought tough times for Japanese stocks. But back to China — check out these pictures to see the scenic steps necessary for a proper Chinese New Year celebration!
China Prepares For New Year