Chinese New Year, which after 1911 in literal translation is called the Spring Festival since ancient times is the main and longest holiday in China and other countries of East Asia. The traditional New Year is timed to the winter new moon after the completion of the full lunar cycle, which took place after the winter solstice (that is, on the second new moon after December 21). In the Gregorian calendar this corresponds to one of the days between January 21 and February 21.
According to the Chinese, on this first spring day an awakening of naturehappens, the earth and the sprouts of life stored by it revive. According to the story of Shanshu, the first day of the New Year was the day in which Shun舜 (the exemplary sovereign of antiquity) entered the throne. Yu, who received the throne from him, followed this calendar precedent.
Chinese New Year is the longest and most important holiday in the Chinese lunisolar calendar. The origin of this holiday refers to ancient times; in its present form it reflects respect for the myths, beliefs and traditions that have been preserved in Chinese society. Each year is designated by one of the 12 zodiacal animals and the color according to the "Five Elements" ("U-syn") system.
February 8, 2018
8 февраля 2018