About the Lunar New Year and Spring Festival
The Lunar New Year and accompanying Spring Festival is the most important holiday of the Chinese people. It is celebrated with fireworks and Dragon dancing by two billion people all over the world, with the biggest festivities take place in China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
The festivities start one day prior to New Year and continues until the Lantern Festival, on the 15th day of the new year, which is celebrated with songs, dances and a show of multicolored lanterns.
To celebrate the Spring Festival, over 800 million of Chinese return home, being involved in the phenomenon known as the Largest Migration of the modern world.
Popular Chinese New Year Traditions
The Monster (Dragon and Lion Dances)
The dragon and lion have become symbols of Chinese culture, as they are believed to bring good luck. In ancient times, there was a monster named Nián (年). It usually lives at