Jan 27, 2017: There is no need to be upset if you have missed out on welcoming the New Years in style just a few weeks ago, just in case. The Lunar New Year is just around the corner; if you are in the mood for New Year’s celebrations. What’s even better is the fact that this time the New Year enjoyments will last for a week, not just for a day.
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Yes, you guessed it right. We are talking about the Chinese New Year which is now celebrated almost all over the world with the same gusto, just like any other festival. Traditionally, the event is marked by the Chinese people by exchanging gifts and family reunions. Following the traditions, Children are gifted money by their elders in red envelopes to bestow good luck and health upon them. People decorate their houses with banners, red paper cut-outs, and New Year-themed paintings during the festive period.
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The Chinese Zodiac cycle associates every year with an animal and this year is the Year of the Rooster. Because of the fact that it’s based on lunar calendar, the dates happen to vary every year and this time the Chinese New Year Eve will be celebrated on January 27 and the festivities will conclude on February 2.
– prepared by Durba Mandal of NewsGram. Twitter: @dubumerang