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When and How Delaware Celebrates Chinese New Year in 2024

CEO Khai Intela
Delawareans and people around the world are gearing up to celebrate the Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year. This festive occasion is just a few days away and holds great significance...

Delawareans and people around the world are gearing up to celebrate the Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year. This festive occasion is just a few days away and holds great significance for those who celebrate it. In this article, we will explore the details of Delaware's Chinese New Year celebration, the date of the Lunar New Year in 2024, the symbolic animal of the year, and the global importance of this cherished holiday.

Chinese New Year Party in Delaware

Chinese New Year Party The Chinese American Community Center in Hockessin is known for its vibrant annual summer festival, and this year, they are hosting a Chinese New Year celebration. The festivities will include leaping lions, festival folk dances, a fashion show, door prizes, and Chinese Opera. Moreover, a delectable luncheon will be served, featuring a variety of mouth-watering dishes. The event schedule includes a Welcome Parade, followed by the luncheon and captivating performances. Remember, registration is limited, so secure your spot by mailing a check payable to CACC by February 12. For more information, you can visit their website or give them a call.

When is Chinese Lunar New Year 2024?

The Lunar New Year falls on Saturday, February 10 this year. Unlike the Gregorian calendar, which follows a fixed pattern, the Lunar calendar is based on the moon's phases. This means that the date of the Lunar New Year changes each year. Countries like Japan, Korea, and China still refer to their traditional lunisolar calendars for cultural events and birthdays, while using the Gregorian calendar for official and international matters.

Who Celebrates Lunar New Year?

Lunar New Year Celebrations Lunar New Year is celebrated by approximately 2 billion people worldwide. This vibrant festival is observed in various Asian cultures, including Chinese, South Korean, Vietnamese, Singaporean, Malaysian, Filipino, and Indonesian traditions. Each culture has its own name for the new year, such as the Spring Festival in China, Seollal in South Korea, and Tết in Vietnam.

How Long is Chinese New Year 2024?

Chinese New Year spans from the first new moon to the next full moon, encompassing around 15 days of joyful celebrations. In 2024, Lunar New Year will start on February 10 and end on February 24. The length of the festivities can vary from country to country, with celebrations lasting for three days in South Korea and up to a week in Vietnam.

What Lunar New Year Animal Represents 2024?

Dragon Dancers 2024 is the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese Zodiac. The Dragon is one of the 12 animals that signify each year in the lunar calendar. People born in the Year of the Dragon are known for their tenacity, courage, and intelligence. In 2023, the Year of the Rabbit (or Cat in Vietnam) represented the zodiac cycle.

Why is Lunar New Year Important?

Lunar New Year, much like the Western New Year, symbolizes leaving behind the past and embracing the present. The festivities are centered around letting go of negativity and welcoming new beginnings. It is a time for families to come together, pay respect to ancestors and older family members, and express love and gratitude.

As we eagerly await the arrival of the Chinese Lunar New Year in 2024, let us embrace the spirit of unity, joy, and renewal that this celebration brings. May the Year of the Dragon bring prosperity, good fortune, and happiness to all.

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