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Sunday, February 10, 2013

All About Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year
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Lion dancers at Historic Chinatown Gate, Chinese New Year, Hing Hay Park, Seattle, Washington
(February 3, 2011)
Also called Lunar New Year, Spring Festival, New Year
Observed by Chinese communities worldwide[1]
Type Cultural, Religious
(Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian)
Significance The first day of the Chinese calendar (lunisolar calendar)
2012 date Monday, January 23, Dragon
2013 date Sunday, February 10, Snake
2014 date Friday, January 31, Horse
Celebrations Lion dances, fireworks, family gathering, family meal, visiting friends and relatives (拜年, bàinián), giving red envelopes, decorating with duilian (對聯, duìlián).
Related to Lantern Festival, which concludes the celebration of the New Year.
Mongol New Year (Tsagaan Sar), Tibetan New Year (Losar), Japanese New Year (Shōgatsu), Korean New Year (Seollal), Vietnamese New Year (Tết)
Chinese New Year
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Literal meaning Agriculture / Agricultural / Agrarian Calendar's New Year
Spring Festival
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Literal meaning Spring Festival

10 comments:

ummuaidan said...

rindu tarian naga plak...

xila dot said...

aii rembat wikipedia je hehe

RedRose said...

Cinese new Year memang lah full of weird term of their calendar kan? But now I think their new generation dah byk tinggal kan adat2 tu. since I can see them shopping dekat Jusco today. hak hak hak

BUNDA a.k.a KN said...

selamat bercuti KA..

Haryati Faizal said...

tq share KA

wantie said...

Tak faham dorang. Banyak sangat upacara sembah tokong. Jap hantu la. Jap tebu la...

Sat thn baru tokong tu tokong ni . Hehe.. sampai dorang sendiri pun tak faham. Hahaha...

Mrs Velentine said...

nice kak..gong xi fa cai

Ibu Lala said...

suke sgt tengok tarian singa ni. tapi tahun ni tak dapat tengok pun lagi...

Fiza Rahman said...

Thanks for sharing kak.

Wanieys a.k.a IbuQalief said...

tengs sharing kak

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