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China lets the good times roll for the 'Year of the Monkey'

China lets the good times roll for the 'Year of the Monkey'

The 2015 Lantern festival, marking the last day of China's traditional Spring Festival. (AFP/Getty Images)

China’s Spring Festival -- also known as Chinese New Year -- celebrations begin next week.

It will bring in the Year of the Monkey — the ninth sign in the 12-year Zodiac cycle, sandwiched between the sheep and the rooster. According to traditional Chinese belief, babies born this year — “monkey babies” — will be smart, curious, cute and perhaps a bit condescending.

Here’s a further look at the celebrations and some more related numbers:

People walk past a traditional archway decorated with red lanterns at Qibao...

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