Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festival celebrated by the Chinese around the world.  It is a time for family members to reunite and honor their ancestors.

The festival is also known as the Spring Festival, “Guo Nian” (passing of the year) or the Lunar New Year.  Chinese months follow the Lunar Calendar. Therefore this holiday date differs from year to year on our Gregorian Calendar. The festival usually takes place in January or February. 

Chinese New Year celebrations begins on the eve of the New Year and ends on the 15th day of the first month, making this the longest festival for the Chinese.  In China, most people will take time off from work to prepare for, and celebrate the New Year.