Happy Chinese New Year!!

chinese new yearChinese New Year is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between 21 January and 20 February.[2]In 2016, the first day of Chinese New Year falls on Monday, February 8th.[3]

The New Year festival is centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Traditionally, the festival was a time to honour deities as well as ancestors.[4] Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations, including fiji

Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the lunar new year celebrations of its geographic neighbours.

Happy Chinese New Year to our chinese families and friends

It’s also:

  • Boy Scout Anniversary Day
  • Laugh and Get Rich Day
  • Lunar New Year
  • Molasses Bar Day
  • Oatmeal Monday
  • Opera Day

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