The New Year Just Began…at Least for the Chinese

A Chinese New Year celebration in pictures.


Relative of Luna's

Luna and her cousin’s baby are spending all the time they get creating memories before family members leave Kentucky and return to New York.

“Gong Xi Fa Cai” or “have a prosperous year” is one of the most common phrases said around this time. During 2020, Chinese New Year falls on January 25, following the movement of the moon. The Lunar calendar changes annually as the motion of the moon doesn’t stay the same. Chinese New Year isn’t only celebrated on one day, it’s celebrated for 15 days. Similar to the horoscopes, according to the Lunar calendar, this year is represented by a rat. There are 12 different animals that are cycled through each year. With the new year coming up, superstitions, like not washing your hair or cleaning the house, are important because following them means not getting rid of your luck or fortune. However, to bring good luck, families will wear red, which symbolizes luck and happiness and hand out gifts in even numbers, as well.