February 8, 2016 Holiday – Chinese New Year

Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar. Each year it falls on a different date according to the traditional lunisolar system based on the moon phase and the time of the solar year. In 2016 the celebration will start on February, 8 and will last for about 15 days until the middle of the first month.

Normally, the biggest festival of the year requires some proper preparations. Before the holiday rings in Chinese people have a custom of cleaning their houses and displaying traditional New Year decorations.

This long holiday is the perfect time for family reunions, which is one of the most important parts of the Lunar New Year traditions. People visit relatives and friends, go on vacation with dear ones, as well as do some shopping, watch traditional Chinese shows, launch fireworks, and make plans for the upcoming year.

According to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle, 2016 is the year of the Fire Monkey. Great time for progress and changes it will also be a year of adventure, discovery and a lot of possibilities ahead. With the Monkey’s enthusiastic energy, anything can happen, plans and dreams can come true since the risks are minimal.

Chinese New Year Gifts

Chinese people believe that a good start to the year will lead to a lucky year. And what is the better way to start celebrating then indulging in a delicious festive meal with dear ones! Treat your family, friends or business associates to a gift that will lift their spirits and start 2016 off right! From decadent wines that will compliment any toast, sweet treats and fruit for those with a sweet tooth, and gourmet gifts your dear recipients will have everything to ensure a prosperous New Year!

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