|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Chinese New Year

A traditional Chinese holiday

< read all 6 reviews

A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Feb 4, 2011
15 days of feasting & festivities for the Chinese around the world. 1st day of the Year of Rabbit begins on Feb. 3 this year (2011) and will last until Feb. 17. 恭喜發財!!!
Share  
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Was this helpful?
0
Post a Comment
More Chinese New Year reviews
review by . February 09, 2010
posted in Go China
Tiger reigns for 2010
Chinese New Year celebration lasts for 15 days every year (bet most of you didn't know that! ;-)). The first day of the year is the start of a new moon. This year, it is on the exact same day as Valentine's Day, ie. Feb. 14, 2010. Countries with Chinese as majority will be having at a long weekend til next Tuesday or Wednesday. In China, the Chinese New Year holidays last for an entire week. This year, the first day of work in the Year of The Tiger shall be on Feb. 20.    …
Quick Tip by . September 15, 2011
Caption
   The Spring Festival is the most important festival for the Chinese people and is when all family members get together, just like Christmas in the West. All people living away from home go back, becoming the busiest time for transportation systems of about half a month from the Spring Festival. Airports, railway stations and long-distance bus stations are crowded with home returnees.      The Spring Festival falls on the 1st day of the 1st lunar month, often one month …
Quick Tip by . February 04, 2011
posted in Go China
Caption
Happy Rabbit Year to all Chinese in the world & on Lunch.com! Eat, drink & be merry!!!
Quick Tip by . February 14, 2010
Gong hei fatt choy, everyone! :)
Quick Tip by . February 09, 2010
Spring Festival & Valentine's Day coincides for 1st time since 1953 (ie 57 years ago). The next time will be in 2048 (38 years later)!
About the reviewer
Sharrie ()
Ranked #3
I'm a traveler at heart & have been nicknamed Travel Queen by friends & colleagues alike. Traveling has been my life passion for the last decade or so. As we enter a new decade, I'm excited … more
Consider the Source

Use Trust Points to see how much you can rely on this review.

You
Sharrie
Your ratings:
rate more to improve this
About this topic

Wiki

 Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is often called the Lunar New Year, especially by people in mainland China and Taiwan. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first month (Chinese: 正月; pinyin: zhēng yuè) in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th; this day is called Lantern Festival. Chinese New Year's Eve is known as Chúxī. It literally means "Year-pass Eve".

Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Lunar Calendar. The origin of Chinese New Year is itself centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Ancient Chinese New Year is a reflection on how the people behaved and what they believed in the most.

Celebrated in areas with large populations of ethnic Chinese, Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the new year celebrations of its geographic neighbours, as well as cultures with whom the Chinese have had extensive interaction. These include Koreans, Mongolians, Nepalese, Bhutanese, Vietnamese, and formerly the Japanese before 1873. Outside of Mainland China,Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, Chinese New Year is also celebrated in countries with significant Han Chinese populations, such asSingapore, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. In Canada, although Chinese New Year is not an official holiday, many ethnic Chinese hold large ...
view wiki

Details

First to Review
© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists