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Chinese new year: your guide to everything from importance of the colour red to firework bans

February 1 marks the start of the Chinese new year 2022, the year of the tiger, and celebrations will end two weeks later with the Lantern Festival (元宵节).

The tiger is the third animal of the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac signs, and famous people under this sign include Queen Elizabeth II, Marilyn Monroe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise and Lady Gaga.

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