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Chinese New Year, One Of The Largest Celebrations In The World!

It's a celebration which will be celebrated by roughly a sixth of the world, a celebration full of colour, joy and happiness, a celebration which will be watched by millions across the globe. It is of course, the Chinese New Year. It's China's longest and most celebrated holiday and is officially the largest migration of humans in the world. Where experts expect to see over 2.8 billion trips across China as people head home to be with their friends and family. 

Red Chinese New Year Lantern

The Chinese New year spans for a massive 15 days, where New Year is the utmost important day of the year in the Chinese calendar. The celebration is based on the ancient Chinese lunar calendar and will fall on the 2nd new moon just after the Winter Solstice. This can happen anytime between January 21st and February 19th. Which is quite interesting as this means that it will change from year to year. 

Now although it will predominantly be celebrated in in China, other countries will host their own celebrations for all to celebrate including London! This years London celebrations will be on February 22nd, from 10am to 6pm in Trafalgar Square and include a wonderful parade. 

Giant Full Moon at Night

2015 is known as the year of the goat, for those who may not be familiar with this then if you were born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1967, 1979, 1991 or 2003 you're all goats, and have lucky colours as brown, red and purple.

The Chinese New Year really is a celebration for the young and the old, children will be given a red envelope filled with money and take it to bed with them to bring them happiness and good luck this year. In some cases the children will sleep with the money under their pillow for up to 7 days in order to increase their luck. 

Red Chinese Money Envelope

As we've seen from years past, the Chinese New Year is a very powerful and colourful event, lights, fireworks costumes you name it. It really is a wonderful event that should not be missed. 

So in sprit of the Chinese New Year from everyone here at UK Christmas World we wish you “Xin Nian Kuai Le” 

 

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