Chinese New Year is an annual Chinese holiday known also as the “Spring Festival” that goes back roughly to 3000 BC. It Celebrates the turn of the year not unlike our New Year’s Day celebration.
The holiday follows the lunar new year which is the full moon of the first month of the year (usually around the 20th) and lasts for fifteen days. Interesting right? Did you know that each Chinese year is celebrated with an animal? Like our zodiac signs the Chinese have 12 animals they honor and believe determines their fate and fortune. What Chinese animal were you born under? I was born the year of the horse.
The primary colors of the holiday is red and gold with parades, elaborate parties, lots of lights and fireworks. The Chinese were the first to develop fireworks so you can imagine how elaborate their celebrations are, WOW!