Chinese New Year 2015

Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is the most important festival in China, just like Christmas in the west. The festival is based on Chinese lunar calendar, begins from the first day of the first lunar month and ends on the fifth day of the first lunar month (Lantern Festival). Preparations for the festival began as early as two weeks before the festival begins to do home cleaning, purchasing of decorations and food.

On the New Year’s Eve, everyone will go home to have the reunion dinner with their families, watch Spring Festival Gala, and stay up late to watch in the New Year. At midnight, people lights fireworks. It is a very exciting moment, when the entire night sky is lit up. During the festival, the whole nation plunges into celebrating, entertainment and eating. Many traditional activities are carried out throughout China, such as the lion dance, dragon dance, Yangko parade, temple fair, flower fair, and much more.

When does Chinese New Year fall in 2015?

Chinese New Year usually falls in the months of January and February in western calendar. But this year, 2015 Spring Festival will come a little latter on Thursday, 19 February 2015 and lasts for 15 days till Lantern Festival on Thursday, 5 March 2015.

The Year of Sheep 2015

The Chinese Zodiac runs on a twelve-year cycle, with every year symbolized by a different animal. It is believed that each animal has its own unique attributes and people born under that year share those attributes. The year of 2015 is the sheep year. It is said that sheep symbols beauty, auspicious and gourmet, people born in the sheep year are gentle, graceful, warm-hearted, obedient, faithful, sensitive with some timid and pessimistic... >> more

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