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Lunar New Year

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The Lunar New Year, often referred to as the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival in China, is the most significant traditional holiday celebrated by many Asian cultures. It marks the first day of the lunar calendar, which is based on the cycles of the moon. Unlike the fixed January 1st of the Gregorian calendar, the date of the Lunar New Year varies annually.

This holiday symbolizes the beginning of spring and a fresh start. Families come together to clean their homes, preparing to sweep away any bad fortune and make way for incoming good luck. It is also a time for honoring ancestors and deities.


  • Red Envelopes (红包 hóngbāo): Elders gift these to children, containing money, as a symbol of transferring good luck and blessings.

  • Dragon and Lion Dances: Vibrant parades with dancing lions and dragons are held to drive away evil spirits and bring good fortune.

  • Fireworks: Originally set off to scare away evil spirits, they now add to the festive atmosphere.

  • Feasts: Families gather for a reunion dinner on New Year’s Eve, enjoying dishes symbolizing prosperity, longevity, and happiness.

The Chinese zodiac plays a role in the festival. Every year is associated with one of 12 animals, and 2024 is the Year of the Dragon. Each animal has unique attributes and stories linked to it, influencing people's fortunes for the year.

Global Celebration:
Lunar New Year is not exclusive to China. Countries such as Vietnam (where it's called Tết), Korea (Seollal), and others have their unique traditions and celebrations for this holiday.

Join us in celebrating the Lunar New Year event and embracing the rich cultural heritage it represents!

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