Yesterday, the 8th of February 2016 was the Red Fire Monkey Year (火猴年 Huǒ hóu nián), Chinese New Year celebrations started and marked the beginning of the Red Fire Monkey Year (猴年 hóu nián). Happy Year of the Monkey! 猴年大吉!
Each year, new predictions are set according to traditional Chinese astrology. This Lunar Year is dedicated to the Monkey, the Ninth Zodiac Sign, so predictions can give you an indication of what may happen to you this Fire Monkey year and which signs will be lucky or unlucky. Wondering what this Year will be like? Let’s see what’s in store for you, this year.
The Holidays are upon us! Are you excited? Feeling curious to know how Christmas and the Holidays are celebrated in China? Read on below to discover the purrfect words in Chinese for the Holidays you’ll be learning so you can wish happy holidays to those around you in Mandarin Chinese.
It is New year in China! When it comes to New Year celebrations, it’s not the 1st of January that counts. It’s the beginning of the new lunar year that matters. This year, the Chinese New Year, also known as 春节 (chūnjié, literally Spring festival) starts on the 10th of February 2013. Curious to know more about this Chinese New Year? Here’s a crash course in celebrating the New year’s China-Style.