Chinese New Year

26 Feb

Also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is China’s most important festival.

It starts from the beginning of Spring and marks the end of winter, and a new year on the lunar calendar, as well as the desire for a new life.

In China, the occasion is a public holiday and people usually enjoy a whole week to celebrate

2021 is a year of the Ox – the second of the 12-year cycle of animals in Chinese astrology -starting from 12 February (Chinese lunar New Year Day) and lasting until 30 January 2022.

In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal because of its role in agriculture, and similarly in the zodiac, the Ox is seen as hardworking, positive and honest.

Residents made Chinese lanterns to help create the right ambience in the dining room