Chinese New Year is also known as the spring festival.
In China it's the most important holiday as 25th of December, Christmas Day for western. But Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year. According to the lunar calendar it starts from the middle of January than to the end of February this lunar cycle repeats itself every 12 years.
One animal represent each year, so totally 12 animals represents 12 years. This is the ancient Chinese Zodiac(生肖). Welcome to the last English corner during the monkey year.
Key word：spring migration春运 reunion dinner 团圆饭 dumplings 饺子 white spirit白酒 the Chunwan Gala春晚 red envelope 红包 fireworks烟花爆竹 longevity noodle长寿面 Zodiac 生肖year of the pig猪年 auspicious 吉祥的New Year scrolls 春联the red lantern灯笼 temple fair 庙会 temple of earth地坛dragon and lion dance 舞龙舞狮ice festival冰雪节ice sculpture冰雕 night parade夜间巡游（香港）incense sticks 烧香 pyrotechnic/firework performance烟花表演