Chinese New Year

Starts: February 5, 2019 at 12:00 am
Ends: March 4, 2019 at 11:59 pm

Gung Hay Fat Choy !!!

On February 5, 2019, the Asian community will celebrate the Lunar New Year, 4717 on Chinese calendars, which is Year of the Pig. The Pig is the twelfth animal of the Chinese Zodiac.

In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth, so 2019 is a great year to make money, and a good year to invest; an auspicious year because the Pig attracts success in all aspects of life.

Those born in the Year of the Pig enjoy life, love entertainment and will treat themselves, although they are not wasteful. They are a bit materialistic and if given the chance, they will take positions of power and status.

Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year’s Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, while some may celebrate up to a month.

For more information: Visit our Chinese New Year webpage (part of our Virtual Museum & Virtual Library).