The holiday, also often referred to as the "Lunar New Year," is famed for its dragon head parades and small, red packages filled with money, and focuses on the ushering in of wealth, good fortune and happiness.
With these themes, people celebrate around the world by eating specific foods that symbolize the shared wish for good fortune. Those celebrating eat everything from Mandarin oranges to fresh, uncut noodles to signify luck, fortune and the hope for long lives.
In honor of this great tradition, we've pulled out five great dim sum-style recipes that are easy to make and equally delicious. So whip some up and celebrate the new year!