Thursday, February 7
Year of the Snake
Chinese New Year is the biggest celebration in the Chinese calendar. It is a time for family gatherings, good wishes and giving gifts, a bit like the Christmas festivities in the West. The Chinese lunar year begins with the second new moon after the winter solstice, which can fall anytime from late January until mid-February. This coming Chinese new year in 2013 Snake year, the second new moon falls on February 10th 2013.