What is Chinese New Year?
Chinese New Year is an annual celebration marking the start of the new year according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar. Chinese New Year always falls in the months of January or February, and each Chinese new year is represented by 1 of the 12 creatures of the Chinese Zodiac – 2012 is the year of the Dragon. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival, and in pre-modern times it would signal to farmers in China that they must begin preparation for the sowing of their fields.
How to Thai-Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year?
Expect to see a food offering outside shops and homes on 10th February and do not be startled by the noise of fire crackers. There is a significant number of Thai-Chinese people living in Thailand so it can get very noisy early in the morning.