|5 Feb 2019||15 Mar 2019||Traditional Festival|
The Chinese New Year, also known as a Lunar New Year or a Spring Festival is one of the oldest holidays worldwide with more than 4.000 years of history. This holiday begins on the first of the Lunar Calendar and lasts until the 15th of the first month.
Chinese New Year 2019 Festival
How to say “Happy New Year” in Chinese?
China contains many dialects, such as Cantonese or Beijing dialect, including dialects of China’s 55 ethnic minorities. People from the North can rarely understand those from the South and vice-versa, even though the same written language is used.
The simplest way of wishing a happy new year in Chinese is Xīn Nián Kuài Lè (新年快乐).
Year of the Pig in London
Chinese New Year always falls between late January and mid-February. The festival in central London is organized by the London Chinatown Chinese Association (LCCA).
The Pig ranks the 12th of the animals in the Chinese zodiac. These zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year cycle.
Video: Chinese New Year 2018 in London