Chinese New Year Celebration
The Confucius Institute holds a Chinese New Year Celebration every year to celebrate the largest, the most important holiday in China – “Spring Festival”.
Chinese New Year or 'Spring Festival' traditionally begins on the first day of the year and ends on the 15th day on the Chinese lunar calendar. The first day is called Chinese New Year’s Day, and the 15th day is called Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade. According to the Chinese calendar, each year is designated by one of twelve animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare/Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.
Confucius Institute’s Chinese New Year celebration usually includes a big festive art performance show about Chinese culture, such as Chinese traditional music, Chinese opera, Chinese folk songs, etc.