Chinese Lunar New Year is long gone. The lanterns (above) are packed away until the next firework-fueled blow out: Two weeks of the year that an entire nation stops. When the next new year arrives I will be father.
Last week it was hot – shorts-weather. This week? I’m wearing a toque and long-johns. There’s no insulation in south China homes – plain cement walls.
The Chinese Lantern Festival will be celebrated February 28, ending Chinese Lunar New Year. The 15-day long Spring Festival will draw to a close.
Chinese New Year is almost upon us: February 14, 2010 will see the arrival of the Year of the Tiger.
The remnants of firecrackers, in small Hunan, China village, on the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year. The new year is called Spring Festival.
As the Year of the Rat ends and the Year of the Ox begins do you wonder: Why is there a rat, a creature abhorred by most of civilization, in the Chinese zodiac?
Most westerners know of Chinese Zodiac: Each year is assigned an animal. Is there more?
Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival as it is called in China, is based upon a fierce monster, fireworks, and the color red.
January 26 will see the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival as it is called in China.