What is the Lunar New Year ?
Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, is a major annual holiday celebrated by people of Chinese and other East Asian descent around the world.
It is based on the lunar calendar and typically falls between January 21st and February 20th According to the Gregorian Calendar. Though the date differs each year based on the Cycles of the moon.
This year in 2023 the Lunar New Year Celebrations starts on sunday, i.e from 22 Jan to 5 Feb, last up to 16 days, but only the first 7 days are considered a public holiday (January 22nd–January 29th, 2023).
Zodiac animals of the Lunar New Year 2023
Each year is also associated with one of 12 zodiac animals and their corresponding characteristics.
The 12 zodiac animals of the Lunar New Year are:
Each year in the lunar calendar is associated with one of these 12 animals, and people born in that year are said to possess certain characteristics attributed to that animal. It’s worth noting that the zodiac animals are based on the traditional Chinese lunar calendar and are not connected with the Western astrological zodiac.
2023 is the year of the Rabbit ,the Fourth Of all 12 Zodiac Animals and last year was the year of the Tiger. Rabbit Represents The moon and People Born in 2023 having Characteristics of Gentle, kind, and sensitive. 2023 is the year of Water Rabit, which previously occurred in 1963.
It is a time for family reunions, traditional meals and customs, and the exchange of gifts and well-wishes. The most important customs include cleaning the house and decorating with red lanterns and couplets, setting off fireworks, giving red envelopes with money to children, and preparing traditional foods.