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Spring Festival (春节 / chūn jié)

February 12

The original name for this day was Yuán Dàn (元旦), with Yuan meaning “the beginning.” However, Yuan Dan is now used to refer to the New Year of the solar calendar.

  • Lunar date
    January 1st (正月初一 / zhēng yuè chū yī)
  • Solar (Gregorian) date
    February 12th, 2021
  • Activities & traditions
    Firecrackers start off a day of greetings and blessings between neighbors. There are no specific activities other than celebrating the New Year. The ancient Chinese record and analyze the weather, stars and moon to predict the fortunes of the year. The practice is known as zhàn suì (占岁).
  • Food
    In addition to food from last night, people can also celebrate with Tu Su wine(屠苏酒 / tú sū jiǔ).
  • Superstitions & beliefs
    It is forbidden to sweep or clean on this day, else good fortune will be swept away.

Details

Date:
February 12
Event Category:

Organiser

Chinese Welfare Association
Phone:
028-90288277
Email:
office@cwa-ni.org
Website:
https://www.cwa-ni.org

Venue

Virtual Event

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