The Chinese New Year, also known as the Chinese Spring Festival, is an annual celebration, and the biggest one in China, but most people outside China do not really understand anything about the celebrations, and most of them have the same questions.
One of the biggest questions is how long does the festival exactly last? Officially, the New Year holiday lasts for a week, but traditionally, the festival is supposed to last till the 15th of the first lunar month, and many families begin shopping and other preparations even before that.
Another question that is raised is what exactly happens during the festival? Everything you can imagine happening during a week-long festival. People shop, have large gatherings and meals with family, spring cleaning is done for a fresh start, among many other festivities.
Red is a dominant colour in the New Years’ festivities. Red decorations and red traditional kimonos are an example of how the colour is incorporated by the people of China. The infographic briefly answers all the questions frequently asked by people about the Chinese New Year.
Infographic by: https://www.unfamiliarchina.com/