Category: Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is the most important festival in China. In 2018, the Chinese New Year begins on February 16 and marks the beginning of the Year of the Dog. Linked to the Chinese lunar calendar, the feast was traditionally a time to honor national and celestial deities, as well as ancestors. It was also time to gather the family to celebrate. With the popular adoption of the Western calendar in 1912, the Chinese celebrated January 1 as New Year’s Day. China, however, continues to celebrate the Chinese New Year with traditional greetings, “Kung hei fat choi.”