Today, Friday, February 16 marks the 2018 Chinese New Year so Happy Chinese New Year Beloveds ❤️. We (@therenaissancelady team) wish you Wealth and Prosperity during this 2018 which is the Year of the Dog.
It’s an annual festival that’s not only celebrated by the Chinese diaspora but also many other nationalities. And with celebrations lasting as long as 15 days, there are plenty of opportunities for you to wish someone a happy Chinese New Year, and if based or visiting London and fancy making a trip before the festivities end – head over to China Town down in London Soho.
The global celebrations are an explosion of light and sound, involving bell ringing, lighting firecrackers and watching traditional lion dances. Chinese families gather together for a reunion dinner on New Year’s Eve, and clean their houses to sweep away bad fortune on New Year’s Day. Traditionally, kids would be given red envelopes stuffed with ‘lucky money’ and positive wishes on New Year’s Day. Some teens now have red envelope apps, so their relatives can transfer cash digitally.
This year of 2018 is marked as the Year of the Dog as the Chinese New Year takes place on a different date each year as based on the lunar calendar. The New Year’s Day normally falls between January 21 and February 20 annually.
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