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2011-January-28 Source: China.org.cn
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Shou Sui (Stay up late or all night on New Year's Eve)

Shou Sui, which means stay up late or all night on New Year's Eve, occurs when members of the family gather around throughout the night after the reunion dinner and reminisce about the year that has passed while welcoming the year that has arrived. Some believe that children who Shou Sui will increase the longevity of the parents.

In China, people believe that the night of New Year's Eve (which is also the morning of the first day of the New Year) is a night that links two years and is also the time that separates the two years. Therefore Shou Sui in China is an important custom and people stayed up late to see the New Year in.

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