Chinese New Year—also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival—is a 15-day celebration of the start of a new year in the Chinese lunar calendar. This year, the festivities begin Jan. 31 (New Year’s Eve) and end in the Lantern Festival on Feb. 15.
Lunar New Year has been observed for around 3,500 years. Chinese people and many others of East Asian descent consider it the most important of the traditional festivals.
Please check out my latest blog post to learn some of the popular myths and legends surrounding the festival. The post also includes fun feng shui dos and don'ts to ensure a good start to the year.
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
(That means "Congratulations and best wishes for more prosperity" in Mandarin pinyin. It's a traditional Chinese New Year greeting.)