Happy Chinese New Year!
Written by MIKE FM on February 13, 2018
- Official name:
- Ancient Chinese: 歲首
- Literally: “year’s start”
Also called: Lunar New Year, Spring Festival, Chinese new year
Observed by: The Chinese, Worldwide
Type: Cultural, religious
(Chinese folk religion, Buddhist, Confucian, Daoism)
Celebrations: Lion dances, dragon dances, fireworks, family gathering, family meal, visiting friends and relatives (拜年, bàinián), giving red envelopes, decorating with chunlian
Date: Chinese lunar new year
2018 date: Friday, 16 February, Dog
2019 date: Tuesday, 5 February, Pig
Related to: Lantern Festival, which concludes the celebration of the Chinese New Year.
Mongol New Year (Tsagaan Sar), Tibetan New Year (Losar), Japanese New Year (Shōgatsu), Korean New Year (Seollal), Vietnamese New Year (Tết)