Lunar New Year, or commonly known as ‘Chinese New Year’ is celebrated worldwide – whether they’re at small family dinners in America’s Midwest or large community festivities in Sydney. Lunar New Year, much like Christmas, is a time for family and friends bonding, sharing, and the color red. Lunar New Year is not limited to the Chinese community even though the names Lunar and Chinese New Year are often used interchangeably.
It is celebrated by hundreds of millions of East Asians such as in Vietnam (known as Tet), in Korea (known as Seolnal), and in Behasa speaking communities (known as Tahun Baru Cina). Happy New Year!
Original publication for Flamingo blog, written by Cheryl Hung.
All pictures kindly provided by friends and family around the world