Chinese New Year

The Year of the Ox

Illustration of ox for Chinese New Year

Commemorating the Lunar Eclipse, the Chinese New Year is a two-week long celebration that begins with the new moon and lasts until the full moon arrives for the festival of lanterns. This holiday began when thousands of villagers defeated the mythical beast, Nian (“year”), that awoke the night before the New Year. Afraid of loud noises, bright lights and the color red, villagers used these things to chase the beast away.  Read more about The Year of the Ox

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