Celebrate Chinese New Year 2012, Year of the Dragon

Chinese New Year 2012

Date: January 22,2012 (Chinese New Year’s Eve) to February 2,2012 (Lantern Festival)

Chinese New Year falls on Monday January 23 in 2012, but the celebrations will be going from January 22 to February 2.

Year of the Dragon 2012

Year of the Dragon 2012

Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year, is the most important traditional festival in China. It begins on the first day of the first lunar month (usually in late January or early February) and ends on the 15th day of the first lunar month (Lantern Festival).

Chinese New Year is a time for families to be together. Celebrations include having annual reunion dinner on Chinese New Year’s Eve, setting firecrackers, giving lucky money to children, ringing the New Year bell, sending Chinese New Year greetings, dragon and lion dancing, and Niu Yangge (traditional dance in northern China).

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