Happy New Year –Chinese Style! The Lunar New Year begins with the first new moon that occurs near the end of January and ends on the fifteenth day when the full moon arrives.
Lunar New Year is the single most important traditional celebration in East and Southeast Asian cultures. Over 2 billion people celebrate the Lunar New Year for a two-week period with a dragon parade on the first or second day and a Lantern Festival on the last.
Twelve animals comprise the Chinese calendar and zodiac, one for each month: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat,...