Chinese New Year is a huge celebration. In China, factories close for 2-3 weeks and people trek en masse across the country to visit with family often causing chaos on the trains and roads. The Lunar calendar is used calculate Chinese New Year, and it generally falls on the second new moon after the Winter Solstice, this year on February 5th. Whole fish, dumplings and long noodles are considered lucky, as are tangerines and clementines, in fact little ornamental tangerine trees are often given as New Year gifts as their round orange fruits signify prosperity for the coming year. To join in the celebrations, here are some of the veggie rich recipes from our site inspired by the cuisines of the countries that celebrate this important lunar Spring Festival. So to all of you, happy Year of the Pig! Gōng xǐ fā cái!