Chinese new year starts Feb. 3, according to the staff of the China House Restaurant on Seymour Street in Middlebury. This year will the Year of the Rabbit. The yearly festival ends with Lantern Festival Feb. 15. Chinese-American families in Vermont will gather for reunion dinners. You can join the fun as China House welcomes the rabbit, all year long - pictured are Jing, Jitong "Peter" Qiu and Chen ten Ding. Owner Qiu has 15 years experience in the kitchen and ten Ding has 20 years experience as a chef.