Chinese New Year Holiday 2018
The Lunar New Year—the Chinese New Year holiday. It is considered the most important event in the Chinese calendar. February 16 marks the Chinese New Year holiday 2018. Chinese all over the world celebrate this Spring Festival in their most traditional way of making it the most worth it celebrated event every year.
In countries or places with a large number of Chinese populations, Chinese New Year is either celebrated declaring it a public holiday or is only celebrated as observance as most countries in the world do. The origin of the Chinese New Year celebration is way back thousands of years old. As it is passed on from legends to legends and traditions celebrated in different ways by different Chinese dynasties that past, it still cannot be traced where and when it had originally celebrated before the Qin Dynasty began.
While Christmas and New Year have become global holidays, Chinese New Year has also become getting more significant festival in some parts of the world, declaring it as a holiday.
February 16, 2018, opens the beginning of a new lunar calendar that marks the celebration of the Chinese New Year 2018, Friday—the Year of the Dog. The Chinese New Year holiday 2018 lasts for over two weeks with different traditional festivities in different places where Chinese ethnic most abundant.
Based on the lunar calendar, Chinese New Year holiday is celebrated on different dates every year. These following countries join the Chinese all over the world celebrating the Spring Festival:
- Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
- Nepal (April 14, 2018)
- The Philippines
- South Korea
- North Korea
- Hong Kong
- Thailand (though regional)
Have you known some other countries that celebrate Chinese New Year a public holiday? Please comment it here. It would be very much appreciated.