Chinese New Year – China's Grandest Festival & Longest Public Holiday
||春节 chūn jié
||Lunar New Year, Spring Festival
||All Chinese people; people in some other Asian countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines…
||Friday, Feb. 12th, Ox
||Tuesday, Feb. 1st, Tiger
Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is the grandest festival in China, with a 7-day long holiday. As the most colorful annual event, the traditional CNY celebration lasts longer, up to two weeks, and the climax arrives around the Lunar New Year's Eve.
China during this period is dominated by iconic red lanterns, loud fireworks, massive banquets and parades, and the festival even triggers exuberant celebrations across the globe.
2021 – The Year of the Ox
In 2021 Chinese New Year festival falls on Feb. 12. It is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac, which features a 12-year cycle with each year represented by a specific animal. People born in the Years of the Ox including 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, and 2009 will experience their Zodiac Year of Birth (Ben Ming Nian).
Time for Family Reunion
Like Christmas in Western countries, Chinese New Year is a time to be home with family, chatting, drinking, cooking, and enjoying a hearty meal together.