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Click on the lantern to illuminate this Chinese New Year greeting. Traditional painted lanterns, decorated with the symbol for The Year of the Horse, drop from the ceiling in time with the rhythmic drums of the oriental accompaniment. One-by-one they light up, again, in time to the music as the ‘Happy New Year’ message appears in both Chinese and English in red calligraphy style lettering. Red is the dominating colour, as is traditional at this important date in the Chinese calendar; the colour symbolizes good luck and prosperity. The Night Lanterns animated ecard for Chinese New Year is not suitable for use with some portable devices such as iPhones and iPads.