Today in China they are celebrating Chinese New Year, which is the most important day in the traditional Chinese calendar! This year in China they are celebrating the Year of the Dragon!
The Chinese New Year, is also known as the Spring festival as it celebrates the start of new life and the season of sowing and ploughing. The festivities of the New Year start on the first day of the lunar month and continue until the 15th day of the lunar month. This is why it is known across Asia as the Lunar New Year.
The festival ends with a spectacular Lantern Festival which includes the famous “Dragon dance” where a dragon made of traditional Chinese materials such as paper, silk and bamboo performs a traditional dance.
Is anybody celebrating Chinese New Year today? If so, what are you doing? Who’s knows how to say Happy New Year in Chinese?