Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year
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25 Jan 202027 Jan 2020Public Holidays

Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival in modern China. It is an important holiday which is celebrated at the turn of the traditional Chinese Lunar calendar.

Chinese New Year 2020

Spring Festival 2020 starts on 25 Jan and ends on 27 Jan 2020. Chinese New Year 2020 is the year of the Rat.

The government will declare a three-day holiday to be a seven-day holiday instead. However, citizens are required to work during the following weekend. Exact schedules are released late in the year and might change during the year.

Lunar New Year China
This is one of several Lunar New Years which are celebrated in Asia. Officially, it is celebrated as Public Holiday for 3 days in China.

The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between January 21 and February 20. Chinese New Year is one of the world’s most celebrated festivals and involves the largest annual mass human migration worldwide.

Dragon Mascott New Year in China
It is a major holiday in China and it has strongly influenced the lunar new year celebrations in South Korea and Vietnam.

It is a worldwide celebration, especially in countries with significant Chinese populations, such as Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Philippines and many countries in North America and Europe as well.

New Year Decorations
Within China, regional customs and traditions of the Lunar New Year celebrations vary widely. However, common celebrations include the New Year’s family reunion dinners. Traditionally, every family thoroughly clean the house, in order to sweep away any bad fortune as well.

It’s common to see that windows and doors are decorated with red color paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of happiness, wealth and good fortune.

Red Packet Envelope
Red envelopes or red packets are traditionally passed out during the Chinese New Year’s celebrations, from married couples to the elderly to unmarried couples and children.

In addition to red envelopes, which are usually given from older people to younger people, small gifts (usually food or sweets) are also exchanged between friends or relatives.

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