Currency Guide - Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year known as the "Spring Festival", is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.

Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year celebrations, also known as the Spring Festival, traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between 21 January and 20 February.

During the evening of the Spring Festival Eve, many people set off fireworks and firecrackers, hoping to cast away any bad luck and bring forth good luck. Children receive “luck” money.

Various activities such as beating drums and striking gongs, as well as dragon and lion dances, are all part of the Spring Festival festivities.

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