The Spring Festival: China’s Biggest and Most Colorful Holiday

The Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year, is the most important traditional holiday in China. It is celebrated at the turn of the lunar calendar, typically in late January or early February. The festival typically lasts for 15 days, with the main celebrations taking place on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

The year of the rabbit is the fourth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac. The rabbit is known for being gentle, sensitive and peace-loving. People born in the year of the rabbit are said to be charming, well-mannered, and good at art. They are also said to be lucky in love and finance.

During the Spring Festival, families gather together to enjoy traditional foods, exchange gifts, and participate in various cultural activities. Red is the dominant color used during the festival, as it is believed to bring good luck and ward off evil spirits. The giving of red envelopes filled with money to children is a common tradition.

The Spring Festival is also marked by lion and dragon dances, fireworks, and parades. These activities are believed to bring good luck and drive away evil spirits. The festival is also an opportunity for people to put the past behind them and to look forward to a new year of hope and prosperity.

(130209) — CHANGSHA, Feb. 9, 2013 (Xinhua) — Fireworks paint the skyline at the Chinese Lunar New Year Eve over Changsha, capital of central China’s Hunan Province, on Feb. 9, 2013. The Chinese Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, begins on Feb. 10 this year and marks the start of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese zodiac. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao) (cxy)

In conclusion, the Spring Festival is a major traditional holiday in China that brings families together, celebrates the new year and marks the start of the lunar New Year. The Year of the Rabbit, the fourth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac, is known for its gentle, sensitive and peace-loving characteristics. It is a time for people to put the past behind them and to look forward to a new year of hope and prosperity.

China Admissions During Chinese New Year

Many of the universities are having a holiday but we are still available to support you to choose courses and apply (although please expect a slightly slower response time).

If you are not sure whether to apply, it is always better to apply earlier to increase your chances, we will review your application as soon as possible.

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Wish you a happy and successful new year!

Rubelina is the content manager at China Admissions. Born and raised in the Philippines, she has a passion for researching and is responsible for ensuring that our platform has the best information about courses, programs, and universities in China.In her free time, Rubelina enjoys exploring new places and trying out different cuisines. With her expertise, she helps students make informed decisions about their education and career path.
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