Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday Schedule For Year 2017
Our 2017 Chinese new year holiday schedule is: Jan 18 to Feb 6. Will back to work on February 7.
Chinese Lunar New Year is the real new year for Chinese people, no matter where we are, no matter how rich or poor we are, we all celebrate this traditional festival. Chinese New Year holiday is the time for Chinese people to get together with families, have some fun, get relaxed, share some funny and beautiful memories of the year, share the plan for the upcoming future.
The 2017 is Rooster year according to Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle. During the Chinese new year holiday, we have many celebration activities, and many traditional foods. The celebrations include eating reunion dinner with family, dispatching red envelopes, setting off firecrackers, wearing new clothes, and festival decorations like red lanterns, red couplets. With the development of economy and technology, more modern celebrations appear, such as watching the CCTV Gala, instant message greetings, and cyber money gifts.
The traditional foods during Chinese new year festival include dumplings, spring rolls, glutinous rice cakes, and sweet rice balls. Also certain foods are taken as a lucky symbol based on their appearances or names. Fish is a must dish for Chinese new year, as the fish pronounces the same as surplus in Chinese.Chinese people believe that eating fish would bring a surplus of money and good luck in the coming year.
Nowadays, more and more foreign friend are getting to know about Chinese culture and traditions. Welcome to visit China and enjoy our New Year festival.