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Chinese New Year 2013
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Chinese New Year 2013
Date: February 9, 2013 (Chinese New Year's Eve) to February 15, 2013 (Lantern Festival)
Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year, is the most important traditional festival in China. It begins on the first day of the first lunar month (usually in late January or early February) and ends on the 15th day of the first lunar month (Lantern Festival).
Chinese New Year is a time for families to be together. Celebrations include having annual reunion dinner on Chinese New Year's Eve, setting firecrackers, giving lucky money to children, ringing the New Year bell, sending Chinese New Year greetings, dragon and lion dancing, and Niu Yangge (traditional dance in northern China).
Temperature averages 16°C (61°F) in Hong Kong during the period of Chinese New Year. The celebrations have some differences from what people in Mainland China do. The most popular celebrations are the magnificent fireworks display at Victoria Harbor, the Chinese New Year Parade, strolling in night-long flower markets, New Year horse racing, shopping and New Year prayers. » View Details
Beijing, the capital of China, is a combination of tradition and modern prosperity. The Temple Fair is one of the most important celebrations during the Chinese New Year period in Beijing. Many other activities will be held, such as Spring Festival carnivals, Peking Opera, acrobatics and tea culture displays. You will easily get into the spirit of Chinese New Year when the whole city is in festive mood. » View Details
Chinese New Year Foods are very important to Chinese people. All family members come together to eat at this time. Chinese New Year foods are not only delicious but it is traditional to eat certain foods over this festival, such as Chinese dumplings, fish, spring rolls, Nian Gao (sticky rice cake). Read More
- Chinese Dumplings
- Spring Roll
- Nian Gao
Chinese New Year Introduction
Chinese New Year celebrations usually last for 15 days. Chinese people may celebrate the Chinese New Year in slightly different ways but their wishes are almost the same: wish their family members and friends a healthy and lucky new year.
Chinese New Year Guide
People in Chinese usaully celebrates the Chinese new year for 16 days, from the Chinese new year's eve to the 15th day of Chinese new year - the lantern festival. The following is a detailed introduction of the day-by-day celebration of Chinese new year.
During Chinese New Year, various cultural events feature strong local flavors are held in cities throughout the country. Click the cities’ names to read.