Chinese New Year 2021

12 February 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Chinese New Year Fireworks over Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong © flickr.com - Michael Elleray/cc-by-2.0

Chinese New Year Fireworks over Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong © flickr.com – Michael Elleray/cc-by-2.0

Chinese New Year is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. In Chinese culture and East Asian countries, the festival is commonly referred to as the Spring Festival as the spring season in the lunisolar calendar traditionally starts with lichun, the first of the twenty-four solar terms which the festival celebrates around the time of. Marking the end of winter and the beginning of the spring season, observances traditionally take place from New Year’s Eve, the evening preceding the first day of the year to the Lantern Festival, held on the 15th day of the year. The first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between 21 January and 20 February. In 2021, the first day of the Chinese New Year will be on Friday, 12 February, which is the Year of the Ox.   read more…

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