Posts tagged New Year
The year of the Horse is now over. 2015 is a year of the “Goat” according to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac.
Happy holidays to all my Chinese friends who enjoy this break with their families!
Note: My post was not published as scheduled by me on WordPress for the CNY… only 2 months later
Year’s end celebrations are around the corner; Beijing made this year a great effort to develop the Christmas spirit or 圣诞节 (Shèngdàn jié) in Chinese.
This is impressive to see the gap between this year and last year celebrations. It was really difficult to find a Christmas tree or some Christmas lights in 2011.
This year, all major shopping areas (Sanlitun Village, Phoenix Gallery…) and offices installed everywhere big Christmas trees and lights. The shopping markets also sell lights and small trees to decorate homes.
The locals start to be concerned by Christmas spirit. Several colleagues plan to give some gifts to their kids on Christmas’ eve.
Is this a new key festival in the long list of Chinese festivals? I think so…
I didn’t join Chinese New Year celebrations this month as I was away in Philippines during last week. I am not able to share my personal experiences on this incredible event which is key for Chinese people.
I found a really interesting movie produced by New York Times on Vimeo which explains Chinese New Year traditions and shared nice images of these days – 2012: The Year of the Dragon.
A short message to present my greetings for this new year!
I am just back to China after few days off with my family and closed friends. The Hong Kong travel post still needs some updates before publishing it and will be online in the coming days. To enjoy the beginning of this new year, I uploaded some great pictures of HK on my Flickr Page.
Stay tuned and one more time, Happy New Year 2012!
Today is the Chinese New Year!
The Tiger year is now over, let’s celebrate and start the Rabbit year.
The Spring Festival begins on the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar and ends with Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day.
This is also the beginning of a new cycle in lunar calendar, we also call this date ‘Lunar New Year’.
This is the most important celebration for all Chinese communities over the world. It is the ocasion for all Chinese guys who lived in big cities to go back to their families all over China and share this time with them.
Happy Lunar New Year ! 农历新年 (nónglì xinnián)
Photo : Flickr – Color of Chinese New Year