Friday 12 February 2021

Chinese New Year - February 12, 2021

Chinese New Year (traditional Chinese: 農曆新年, 中國新年; simplified Chinese: 农历新年, 中国新年 ), Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. In Chinese culture and Asian countries within the Sinosphere, the festival is also commonly referred to as Spring Festival (traditional Chinese: 春節; simplified Chinese: 春节 ) as the spring season in the lunisolar calendar traditionally starts with lichun, the first of the 24 solar terms which the festival celebrates around the time of the Lunar New Year. 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.

1 comment:

  1. I am sure hoping for prosperity in the next years. Hopefully, new the Lunar New Year will be better for me.

    The Lunar New Year is most commonly associated with the global Chinese community. However, it seems that the holiday is an important time of year for several other Asian cultures. Celebrations are often done with delicious foods.

    Unlike the Western calendar, which stems from the Earth's rotation around the sun, the lunar calendar follows the moon's orbit of Earth.

    The Chinese calendar has 12 or 13 lunar months per year, and is about 20 to 50 days behind the Gregorian calendar. It's used to determine the dates of traditional Chinese festivals, like the so-called Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn.