When was the Chinese Lunar New Year in 2013?

Fireworks illuminate the skyline to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year, on February 9, 2013 in Beijing, China. # Worshipers burn incense to pray for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Dafo temple in Chongqing municipality, on February 10, 2013. #

What is the name of the Chinese New Year festival?

Chinese New Year (or generally referred to as Lunar New Year globally) is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China, and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia.

When does the Chinese New Year start and end?

In the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year begins at the new moon that falls between 21 January and 20 February. The Gregorian Calendar dates for Chinese New Year from 1912 to 2101 are below, along with the year’s presiding animal zodiac and its Stem-branch.

Who was the leader of China during the Chinese New Year?

Beginning in 1949, under the rule of Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong, the government forbade celebration of the traditional Chinese New Year and followed the Gregorian calendar in its dealings with the West. But at the end of the 20th century, Chinese leaders were more willing to accept the Chinese tradition.

Chinese New Year, also called Lunar New Year, annual 15-day festival in China and Chinese communities around the world that begins with the new moon that occurs sometime between January 21 and February 20 according to Western calendars. Festivities last until the following full moon.

What is the Chinese zodiac symbol for 2013?

Each cycle lasts 12 months and each cycle is represented by one animal. 2013 is the Year of the Snake and the Snake is the sixth symbol in the Chinese zodiac. The Snake is characterised as a mixture of intelligence, grace and greed. Good Year, Bad Year?

Why do people celebrate the Lunar New Year in China?

Traditionally, the festival was a time to honour deities as well as ancestors. Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Lunar New Year vary widely. Often, the evening preceding Lunar New Year’s Day is an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner.

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