The Chinese New Year takes place on a different date each year because it is based on the lunar calendar. And the celebrations usually lasts over two weeks. Unlike the global January 1, New Year’s Day, theirs normally falls between January 21 and February 20.
The global celebrations of the Chinese New Year usually involves lots of pomp, light and sounds bell ringing, lighting firecrackers and watching traditional lion dances.
Chinese families gather together for a reunion dinner on New Year’s Eve, and clean their houses to sweep away bad fortune on New Year’s Day.
Traditionally, kids would be given red envelopes stuffed with ‘lucky money’ and positive wishes on New Year’s Day.
Some teens now have red envelope apps, so their relatives can transfer cash digitally.
2018 is the Year of the Dog.
The Chinese Zodiac moves in a twelve year circle, and those born in 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018 are also known as Dogs.
According to the Asian astrology, your year of birth – and the animal this represents – determines a lot about your personality traits.
Although each of the twelve animals gets an outing every dozen years, there are different varieties – and 2018 will be the first Year of the Earth Dog since 1958.
Anyone born in an Earth Dog year will be communicative, serious, and responsible in the workplace.
Source: Sun UK