Chinese New Year 2013 CNY 2013

by Alan on November 11, 2012

The Chinese New Year 2013 or sometimes called the Spring Festival is a Magical time celebrated all around the World by different Chinese communities It welcomes the Lunar New Year and is the most important holiday in China.

When Is Chinese New Year 2013?

Chinese New Year 2013 Date
Chinese New Year 2013 is celebrated on Sunday, 10 Feb 2013. the events will last for upto 15 days and may last till the 24 February 2013.

Chinese New Year 2013

Chinese New Year celebrations focus around the coming together of family on the eve of Chinese New Year. This is called the reunion dinner and is often situated at the homes of parents, older siblings or in more recent times restaurants. This is often a lavish feast including pigs, ducks, chicken and sweet delicacies shared by all.

Chinese New Year 2013 is an official public holiday in many countries. These include Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong  and Indonesia.

Chinatown often forms the centre of celebrations leading up to and following Chinese New Year. This is a great time and place to visit a Chinatown and enjoy all that this fantastic culture has to offer.

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For many non Chinese the most visible sign of New year is the fireworks and dragon parades celebrated by Chinese Communities across the World. Some of the biggest celebrations can be found in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New York, London and Sydney. One of the biggest events can be witnessed in Chinatown district of San Francisco.

Chinese New Year 2013

Chinese New Year 2013 like all before will include a parade featuring large amounts of fireworks and a Dragon. Chinese people use fireworks to keep the upcoming year free from evil. It is encouraged for all who participate in the parade to throw firecrackers towards the feet of the dragon. This will produce a spectacular and noisy display not to be missed.

Video of What you can expect to see if you attend any of the large

Chinese New Year 2013 Parades

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Saad Masood November 23, 2012 at 7:44 am

Very informative
thanks for sharing

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JRinAsia November 26, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I’m REALLY looking forward to CNY next year. Got a lot planned!

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