We would like to wish a Happy Chinese New Year 2016 Year of the Monkey to all of our Chinese friends around the world. May it be filled with Happiness, Joy, Health and Prosperity.
Like Korean Seollal, Vietnamese Tet, Mongolian Tsagaan Sarand Tibetan Losar, Chinese New Year farewells winter and the year gone by and rings in spring and the fresh year with family and friends. Making wishes for luck, prosperity and good fortune and warding off evil spirits are central to many celebrations, which vary across China and Lunar New Year cultures.
Each Chinese New Year is characterised by one of 12 animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese zodiac is divided into 12 blocks (or houses) just like its western counterpart, but with the major difference being that each house has a time-length of one year instead of one month.
This year it’s the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the cycle. The next Year of the Monkey will be in 2028.
Have a Wonderful New Year