Chinese New Year: this is the Year of the Rabbit!

22 January 2023

This year, Chinese New Year is celebrated on Sunday 22 January.

 

The celebrations begin on 21 January with New Year's Eve, a time when families come together. The holiday culminates on 5 February with the Lantern Festival, when people hang up decorated lanterns, watch fireworks and enjoy sweet rice balls.

 

As you know, Chinese New Year is at a different time every year. This is because this traditional festival is aligned with the Chinese calendar, rather than the Gregorian one.

 

What you may not know is that the date on which Chinese New Year falls can vary for up to 29 days. In fact, it coincides with the second new moon after the winter solstice. So, according to our Gregorian calendar, it will always be somewhere between 21 January and 20 February.

 

2023 is the year of the Rabbit which, like all the Chinese signs of the zodiac, comes around every 12 years. The rabbit represents serenity, kindness and elegance and is considered a lucky sign.

 

Happy Chinese New Year and good fortune to you all!

Chinese New Year: this is the Year of the Rabbit!
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