While the Gregorian Calendar was adopted by China in 1949, the much older by thousands of years Chinese Calendar has begun today, 3 February (Gregorian Calendar)! It is a time for many for family gatherings and celebrations which can last up to fifteen days. This year is the Year of the Rabbit. The Chinese Calendar is based on the positions of the earth and moon relative to each other (lunar calendar) and as such the exact date of the start of New Year can change with respect to the Gregorian Calendar. Happy New Year! Happy Year of the Rabbit!
Sun Nin Faai Lock (Cantonese)
Xin Nian Kuai Le (Mandarin)
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