Chinese new year research

Chinese new year is the most important date on the Chinese calander. The new year is ushered in on the 19th of february this year. unlike the christian calendar- which is based on solar cycles- the Chinese  calendar is based on the lunisolar. A luna month is about 2 days shorter than a solar month, in order for the solar calendar to keep up with the solar calendar every few years an extra month is added to make up for the loss of days. This is why the chinese new year date changes each year. Normally, the celebration will start from the New Year’s Eve and will last for around 15 days until the middle of the first month. Before the celebration,This festivity is the time for family reunion, which is the most important part of the Chinese New Year celebration. People will normally visit relatives and friends, do some shopping, watch traditional Chinese shows, launch fireworks, and plan for the coming year.The celebration will sometimes be highlighted with a religious ceremony given in honor of heaven, earth, the family ancestors and other gods. In modern China, working professionals will normally have 7 days of holiday including the weekend to celebrate. After the family reunion, some modern Chinese families may take the chance to visit tourist destinations. http://www.chinesenewyears.info This year is the year of the ram. last year 90000 people gathered in manchester city to celebrate the chinese new year http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/manchesters-chinese-new-year-2015-8461161 http://www.topmarks.co.uk/ChineseNewYear/ChineseNewYear.aspx

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