The Chinese New Year does not fall on the same day every year. It is marked by the new moon that appears between January 21st and February 20th. This holiday is also known as the start of spring; or the spring festival due to the coldest days of winter being behind us.
2019 is the Year of the Pig. According to myth, the Jade Emperor declared that the zodiac animals would be created in order of their arrival at his party. The pig was the twelfth to arrive due to oversleeping.
On this day, traditionally the most fireworks on earth are set off, as they are believed to scare away bad vibes and bring luck.
Your own Zodiac animal is known to be your unluckiest year!
1/6th of the world celebrates the Chinese New Year!
Traditionally, the festival ends by releasing lanterns into the sky.
Happy Chinese New Year!