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Happy New Year!

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, today is the first day of the Year of the Rat. Fold an origami rat, and choose auspicious foods: tangerines or oranges, representing wealth and happiness; noodles for longevity; and eggs for prosperity. But hopefully, you've done all your celebration cooking ahead of time: by cutting with a knife today, you run the risk of cutting away the new year's good luck.

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