Chinese Festival

Chinese Sprinf Festival of the new year

By Lidor Shamir

Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the most important traditional festival in China. It is a time for annual family reunion, which is as grand as the Charismas Day in western countries.

Date:

2016 New Year falls on February 8th (Monday), and the celebration will last for 15 days till February 22nd. It is the Year of the Monkey according to Chinese zodiac.

Location:

It is not only celebrated in China, but also observed in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore and some other Asian countries as well as Chinatowns around the world.

Hours and time open:

Officially Celebration — 7 Days (February 7–13, 2016) - All day celebration.

Tickets prices:

Free entry
Chinese New Year - Chinese culture about how Chinese people prepare and celebrate Spring Festival

Recommendation for a visit - Ditan Park Temple Fair 地坛公园庙会

Ditan Temple Fair is one of the biggest and most popular temple fairs, featuring traditional snacks, handicrafts, a variety of performances, hundreds of stalls selling local snacks, antiques and curios and a whole lot of people.

  • Ticket: 10 RMB/person
  • Open: 10am–5pm (Feb 18–25)
  • Address: 2 Andingmen Wai Avenue, Dongcheng District 东城区安定门外大街2号

Chinese New Year Traditional Food

Spring Rolls

Spring rolls get their name because they are traditionally eaten during the Spring Festival.

Spring rolls are a Cantonese dim sum dish of cylindrical-shaped rolls filled with vegetables, meat, or something sweet.

Learn how to sing the Chinese New Year song:

"gōng xǐ gong xǐ "
Learn How To Sing the Chinese New Year Song "gōng xǐ gong xǐ "