Pictured above: It will be dogs, dogs, dogs as a national motif for the next year, all over China.
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At the top of the list is Chinese New Year, collectively the largest single celebration in humankind – every year for the last five millennia. So, check out the link below, which is a description of all the events that take place in the annual lunar and agricultural calendars of China. It has been so popular that over the last few years, schools in the West have used it in their curricula.
It starts out at January 1 (“1.1”). Scroll down to the next page or search for “2.19”. Right below that is when New Year traditions really begin, with “Laba”. Then read through the daily customs and celebrations during the two-week extravaganza.
Chinese New Year is also a very big deal in neighboring countries Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Thailand, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, which also simultaneously celebrate it, where it is called Lunar New Year. Nor can we leave out the fifty-plus-million overseas Chinese living all over world. Chinatowns across Planet Earth celebrate, from San Francisco to Paris to Melbourne. Given the number of people involved in the most densely populated part of Planet Earth, Chinese New Year is easily the biggest celebration in the world, surpassing Christmas, Aid and Diwali.
Below are images of New Year’s Eve (February 15), the first four days (February 16-19) and the last day of Chinese New Year (March 2), from the traditional lunar and agricultural calendar that I buy every year, so you can compare the activities for each of these days in the above article, to how they are represented visually.
Happy New Year of the Dog 2018 to all the fans and followers of China Rising Radio Sinoland!
New Year’s Eve 1,
New Year’s Day,
Day 2, I have tried to get this image upright and no matter what I do, it will not budge. Sorry about that…
Last day of New Year’s
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JEFF J. BROWN, Senior Editor & China Correspondent, Dispatch from Beijing
Jeff J. Brown is a geopolitical analyst, journalist, lecturer and the author of The China Trilogy. It consists of 44 Days Backpacking in China – The Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century, with the United States, Europe and the Fate of the World in Its Looking Glass (2013); Punto Press released China Rising – Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations (2016); and for Badak Merah, Jeff authored China Is Communist, Dammit! – Dawn of the Red Dynasty (2017). As well, he published a textbook, Doctor WriteRead’s Treasure Trove to Great English (2015). He is also currently penning an historical fiction, Red Letters – The Diaries of Xi Jinping, to be published in late 2018. Jeff is a Senior Editor & China Correspondent for The Greanville Post, where he keeps a column, Dispatch from Beijing. He also writes a column for The Saker, called the Moscow-Beijing Express. Jeff interviews and podcasts on his own program, China Rising Radio Sinoland, which is also available on SoundCloud, YouTube, Stitcher Radio and iTunes.
In China, he has been a speaker at TEDx, the Bookworm and Capital M Literary Festivals, the Hutong, as well as being featured in an 18-part series of interviews on Radio Beijing AM774, with former BBC journalist, Bruce Connolly. He has guest lectured at the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences and various international schools and universities.
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