5 Things to Know About Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rabbit
What are people born in the Year of the Rabbit associated with, and how is the day celebrated?
Here are five things to know about the annual tradition widely celebrated in Asian countries and expatriate communities around the world.
What is the Lunar New Year?
The Lunar New Year is the most important annual holiday in China and is also celebrated in other countries such as Vietnam, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. Some traditions are shared among these nations and their descendants, but celebrations are largely unique to each country’s cultural identity.
The Lunar New Year marks the start of the lunar calendar, which is based on the cycles of the moon and falls on a different day each year depending on the moon cycle.
This Lunar new Year begins Jan. 22 and spans over 15 days from the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ending on the first full moon.
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