Ask Outbounding: What do you know about Chinese New Year?

It's almost Chinese New Year! What is Chinese New Year and what do the Chinese call it? Where are the celebrations? What are the economic impacts of travel related to Chinese New Year?  And is the coming year the year of the goat, sheep or ram? Help!

As you can tell, I have a thousand questions and appreciate your insights. Relevant links I'm adding to the Planeta Wiki page on Chinese New Year