Spring Festival(春节)

Spring Festival, as known as Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, on January 1st (Lunar Calendar), is the biggest holiday in China, has a history of over 4,000 years. The celebrations last about two weeks in total, from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival.

Every Chinese New Year starts a new animals’ zodiac year. There are 12 Chinese zodiac animals. In order, the 12 animals are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. 2022 is a year of the Tiger.

Certain Food are eaten during Chinese New Year because of their symbolic meaning. For example: dumplings represent wealth, the more you eat means the more money you make in the coming year; fish represent health, the more you eat means the more health. In addition, it is not able to sweep on the Lunar New Year, otherwise the good luck will be swept away.