China's most important and ancient observance, this annual holiday tradition is a celebration to herald the renewal of the earth after the bleakness of winter. Multicultural Amsterdam sees Nieuwmarkt ablaze with deafening firecrackers and bustling street markets that feature Chinese porcelain, calligraphy, aromatic food stalls, paper dragons and drums. Lion dances, acrobats, martial arts performers and traditional music abound in what is truly a spectacular event for all. Free admission.
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