When is Chinese New Year celebrated?
Observances traditionally take place from the evening preceding the first day of the year to the Lantern Festival, held on the 15th day of the year. The first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between 21st January and 20th February. In 2020, the first day of the Chinese New Year will be on Saturday, 25th January, initiating the Year of the Rat while in 2021 the Year of the Ox it will start on 12th February.
How is Chinese New Year celebrated?
Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) is a time for families to be together. The Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner is called ‘Reunion Dinner’, and is believed to be the most important meal of the year. Chinese people have the custom of staying up late on Chinese New Year’s Eve to welcome the new year’s arrival. After reunion dinner, families normally sit together to watch the Spring Festival Gala, one of the most watched TV shows in China. At the same time, most people send WeChat red envelopes or short messages to acquaintances by phone.
Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Phuket?
CNY celebrations in Phuket are majorly centered around Thalang Road, Dibuk Road and Phang Nga Road. Although this is a Chinese festival, it is celebrated by all and tourists are warmly welcomed to the festivities. In Phuket, there are dozens of beach parties on the days leading up to the New Year.
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