Happy Chinese New Year! Are you ready for yet another celebration? These festivities go on for almost a month and red is the magic colour, writes Darina AllenThis is the ‘Year of the Pig’ which symbolises wealth. In China, every year has a zodiac animal, the cycle repeats every 12 years, making it easy to figure out whether it’s your year or not. Just check your age in multiples of 12.For the Chinese, the Spring Festival is the most important celebration of the entire year, similar to Christmas for us westerners. It marks the coming of Spring and all the excitement and joy of new beginnings. Unlike Christmas in this part of the world, Chinese New Year is a movable feast, predicated by the Lunar rather than the Gregorian calendar. Technically it’s the longest Chinese holiday, celebrated by more than 20% of the world’s population — how amazing is that!The most significant element of the holiday is the family reunion which triggers the largest human … [Read more...] about Darina’s recipes for the Chinese New Year
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opinion Kellie Hwang Indianapolis Star Published 10:55 AM EST Feb 5, 2019 When I was little, I always celebrated the new year twice. For a while, I didn't understand why. But I knew only one of the celebrations involved receiving red envelopes filled with money from my mom. So, clearly I had a favorite. As I grew older, I learned more about the significance of Chinese New Year, including why I got red envelopes filled with money, what the Chinese zodiac animals represent, and the symbolism of the food. And at the center of it was spending time with my family. "It's linked with the lunar calendar, which is a different way of counting time and also marking the threshold of seasonal changes," said Yiju Huang, assistant professor of Chinese and comparative literature at Fordham University in New York. "It's very similar to the New Year on January 1 ... but it's also called the Spring Festival, which marks the transition from barren … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year: Why it’s significant, how it’s celebrated
Happy Chinese New Year! Today is the first day of the Lunar Calendar, and people in China - and across the globe - will be celebrating the new Year of the Pig with food, family and fireworks. Here's everything you need to know about Chinese New Year 2019: What is Chinese New Year? Chinese New Year celebrates the first day of the Lunar calendar. The date changes each year, as it begins on the day that the new moon appears between 21 January and 20 February. In 2019, Chinese New Year is on 5 February. It will kick off the Year of the Pig. How is Chinese New Year celebrated? On the day before Chinese New Year, families will clean their homes to get rid of any ill fortune and to prepare for a fresh start. They will then gather for a 'reunion dinner' in the evening, where they will commemorate the year that has passed. This is considered the most important meal of the year, and is often compared to Thanksgiving in the USA. It's traditional for people to stay up until midnight on New … [Read more...] about Happy Chinese New Year 2019! Everything you need to know about Year of the Pig
Millions across the world are getting ready to gather with friends and family to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is traditionally marked with the giving of gifts and dazzling lantern festivals, as well as guessing what the year's Chinese zodiac sign will mean for the coming 12 months. Based on the Chinese calendar, the celebration starts on the last day of the last month of the lunar cycle and ends on the 15th day of the first month - which means the New Year can begin any time between January 21 and February 20. What is the Chinese New Year animal for 2019? In 2019, the start of the lunar year begins on February 5 - ushering in the Year Of The Pig. There are 12 zodiac animals and, a bit like western astrology, your sign is thought to influence your strengths, weaknesses, best matches and fortune during different years. When a person's animal coincides with the zodiac year, their Ben Ming Nian, it is supposed to mean bad luck. What's in store for the Pig this year? Due … [Read more...] about When is Chinese New Year and what’s your zodiac love match?
The Chinese New Year brings with it fireworks and impressive lantern displays. But when is it celebrated in 2019, which zodiac comes into prominence, and what does it mean for the year ahead? When is Chinese New Year? Falling on February 5, Chinese New Year marks the turn of the lunar year. Based on the Chinese calendar, the celebration starts on the last day of the last month of the lunar cycle and ends on the 15th day of the first month. WarningSKEWERED ALIVE Factory robot malfunctions and impales worker with 10 foot-long steel spikes CHURCH BLOODBATH Gunman ‘storms cathedral during mass killing 4 and turning gun on himself’ FIRE IN THE HOLE US Army’s terrifying new rifle can obliterate enemies with power of TANK BEST OF BRITAIN Britain's most popular meals revealed including beans on toast CORNERED BY BEASTS Young lion bares teeth at water buffalo… before pride rushes to rescue ESCORT 'MURDER' Businessman, 48, 'battered high-class escort, 29, to death with … [Read more...] about When is Chinese New Year 2019, how is the Year of the Pig celebrated and what are the other zodiac animals?