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Chinese New Year

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The symbols, traditions and festivals of the Chinese New Year are deeply rooted in more than 5,000 years of human civilisation, culture, mores and beliefs.

Chinese and many other Asian Christians continue to celebrate the New Year so as to maintain their ethnic identity. But while the celebration was traditionally marked by a religious ceremony in honour of Heaven and Earth, the household gods and ancestors, Chinese Christians will celebrate the event from the perspective of their faith in Christ.

Premier’s Northern Correspondent Ian Britton went to meet a group of Chinese Christians who meet in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Written by: Rufus Olaniyan

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