San Francisco to New York are planning their own events. Here are a few fun facts about Chinese New Year: *Chinese New Year traditionally lasts fifteen days, with most of the biggest celebrations, such as the Festival of Lanterns, falling toward the end. *A large majority of the decorations are red because in Chinese culture red is considered one of the luckiest colors. *The New Year is regarded as a great time to do some spring cleaning, as it's believed you can sweep last year's bad luck out of your house. *There are several traditional foods that are eaten for the holiday, including fish, sticky fruitcakes, and rice ball soup. Any other facts to share? Or have you been to a Chinese New Year celebration in your area?