10 Interesting facts about Chinese Lunar New year
1. Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, starts at the end of January.
2. Chinese New Year's date changes each year according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar.
3. The Lunar Calendar is based on the cycle of the moon and sun, and usually runs 21 to 51 days behind the Gregorian Calendar.
4. Chinese New Year is celebrated on a new moon day, usually the second new moon after the winter solstice.
5. It's celebration is also based on the Chinese Zodiac Calendar, each New Year is designated to a different Zodiac Sign.
6. The Chinese Zodiac Sign are an ancient way of dating years in a 12-year cycle.
7. The 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac are (in order) Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
8. This year’s Chinese New Year celebration, 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. Specifically, the Year of the Water Rabbit.
9.Chinese New Year is a 16 day event starting on Chinese New Year’s Eve (Jan. 21) and ending with the Lantern Festival on Feb. 5.