Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is the most popular of all Chinese festivals and is celebrated all over the world, wherever there are Chinese communities. Officially it is called the Spring Festival, but people still call it New Year.
Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year, between 21st January and 21st February. The Chinese use a lunar (moon) calendar which is different to the solar (sun) calendar used in the West. Each year is connected to one of 12 animals and people are supposed to have different characters depending on which animal year they were born in – more information coming soon!