The Year of the Rabbit has come to a close, and we would like to welcome you to the Year fo the Dragon!
Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, is the largest holiday in China, and much of the far east. It is celebrated in much the same way that Christmas is in the West – eating good food while spending plenty of time with family. But of course there are many differences.
The holiday is associated with red pockets (money for children), red lanterns, red clothing, flower markets, mandarin trees, crowded trains and buses, discarding your grudges, cleaning the house to make way for good luck, and of course…FIREWORKS. You can learn a lot more by reading this article.
We’ve rounded up a few photos from around Flickr and some of our own to show you what Chinese New Year is all about…