The start of the lunar year begins in February, and millions of people across the world will be gathering with family to get out the firecrackers and celebrate Chinese New Year . Today denotes the beginning of the Year of the Pig, defined by the Chinese zodiac cycle. The day is traditionally marked with the giving of gifts and celebrations with family, as well as looking to what the sign of the Pig will mean for the year ahead. Here's everything you need to know about Chinese New Year. When is Chinese New Year and why does the date change every year? The Year of the Pig begins on Tuesday February 5, 2019. Celebrations are expected to last until February 19. Chinese New Year takes place on a different date every year, because it is based on the lunar calendar. In this calendar a month is two days shorter than in the solar calendar so to make up for it an extra month is added every few years. The lunar calendar means the celebration always falls on a different date - unlike the … [Read more...] about How to celebrate Chinese New Year
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Chinese New Year evokes images of vibrant parades, dragon floats and delicious food. In China and in countless other locations around the worlds, millions will welcome the Year of the Pig this Chinese New Year. But what is Chinese New Year and why is 2019 the Year of the Pig? Here’s everything you need to know about the Chinese holiday known as the Spring Festival: When is Chinese New Year? As it’s dependent on the lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year is celebrated on a different day every year. With that said however, it normally falls between January 31 and February 20. In 2019, the Chinese New Year will fall on Tuesday February 5. Festivities are expected to last until February 19, with New Year’s Eve on February 4 and New Year’s Day on February 5 being the most important celebrations. How is the Chinese New Year celebrated? The best way to describe it is a celebration of light and sound, with colourful parades and festivals. Chinese families gather together … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year 2019: When is it and why is it the year of the Pig?
We've just ushered in 2019 - but the start of another New Year is just around the corner. Manchester will celebrate Chinese New Year next month, with celebrations in and around Chinatown between February 7 and 10. And the highlight of the festivities will be a giant straw piglet taking up residence in St Ann's Square. Heralding the Year of the Pig, the large scale art installation is being created by internationally renowned UK artist Alex Rinsler, whose previous works include a giant straw fox that sat atop the Southbank Centre in London in 2011 and a huge straw squirrel in the centre of Almaty, Kazakhstan. The sculpture, Penny Coin Piglet, will be wearing 'a handsome coat made from currency'. Visitors will be invited to contribute their own pennies to piggy banks around the installation, with proceeds going to homelessness fund The Big Change and The Wai Yin Society, which supports disadvantaged Chinese families and other communities in need. Giving money is an important part of the … [Read more...] about A giant straw piglet is coming to Manchester for Chinese New Year
The Chinese community in Perth is looking forward to staging its Chinese New Year celebrations, after a funding boost. Perth Common Good Fund agreed to give PKAVS minority communities hub and Perth Chinese Community Association £3000 towards the cost of the city’s Chinese New Year celebrations. However, this was only after a debate in the council chambers, as council officers had initially recommended the event be given up to £5000. The officers did however say it was up to the committee’s discretion, and could grant anything up to that amount. After much discussion by the members of the fund’s committee, it was agreed to go against the recommendations and only give the event £3000. In the report presented at the committee meeting on Wednesday, it said: “An application has been received from PKAVS minority communities hub and Perth Chinese Community Association, seeking a grant towards the costs of 2019 Chinese New Year celebrations. “The … [Read more...] about Cash blow for Chinese New Year organisers
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?