Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year or Chinese Spring Festival is the most important traditional Chinese holidays. It is commonly referred to as Lunar New Year, because it depends on the Chinese lunar calendar. The celebration traditionally begins on the first day of the first month.
Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese lunar calendar. The origin of the Chinese New Year began centuries ago and gained importance because of several legends and traditions. The Chinese New Year is an occasion to reflect on how one behaved last year and what their beliefs were throughout that year.
I am writing about Chinese New Year festival because last Sunday, I was walking around in my neighborhood which is located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and the big majority here are Chinese people. And, they were celebrating the fifteenth day after the New Year day called Spring Lantern Festival. It was a great experience for me to get to know one of the most stunning cultures in the world. I saw and knew more about Chinese traditions in the Spring Lantern Festival day after New Year as exchange gifts, fireworks, tradition music, flowers and red packets or envelopes. You can have so many things to do in this day in New York City. For me, I might pay China a visit one day, who knows!