What is Lunar New Year? Traditions and celebrations for the Year of the Tiger.

A Lunar New Year celebration in Sydney's Chinatown on Jan. 29. (Steven Saphore/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

Lunar New Year, commonly referred to as Chinese New Year, is one of the most important holidays of the year for over 1 billion people around the world.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, it often prompted the world’s largest annual migration of people, traveling for family reunions and feasting.

If you want to learn more about the festival — or just check which zodiac animal it is this year — here’s what you need to know.