If you're planning to head a bit more afield, Singapore and Malaysia practice a tradition of tossing Yusheng, a raw fish salad, which brings good luck and prosperity for the new year. "Yusheng" actually translates to "prosperity toss" and is meant to be done with family and friends before it is eaten.
On the fifteenth day of celebrations comes one of the more visually pleasing tradition: the lantern festival. On this date, candles are lit and red lanterns line the streets to guide wayward spirits home. Aside from the pomp of the festival, it's usually quite the photo opportunity.
However you choose to ring in the new lunar year, keep in mind: red is the color of good luck so it will be most widely worn. Also, practice the sayings "Gong Xi Fa Cai" (Mandarin) and "Gong Hey Fat Choy" (Cantonese), which mean "be prosperous in the new year" and should elicit a few smiles and giggles.
If you're set on enjoying the holiday to the max in the coming years by actually traveling to Asia, the new year falls somewhere between January 21st and February 20th each year. Shall we plan to see you in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, or the Philippines for the Year of the Sheep in 2015?