The Spring Festival - The Chinese New Year!

@cashnono (1135)
Hong Kong
January 24, 2007 8:38pm CST
The Spring Festival - the Chinese New Year is approaching. We enjoy and celebrate both Christmas and the Spring Festival in HK! I am wondering how many foreign friends know about the Chinese New Year, especially the western world. Do you know the Spring Festival?
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@darckj (885)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
i have witnessed Chinese new year here in the philippines.. it was in iloilo city for about two years ago.. i know chinese new year cause there are many chinese here in the philippines.. but i didn't know it is called spring festival! [now i know, thanks!]..
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@cashnono (1135)
• Hong Kong
25 Jan 07
Yes, as I know, there are lots of Chinese in Philippine; and there are also quite a few Philippine in China Mainland.
@pirtlems (246)
• United States
25 Jan 07
a little but not much, i would like to learn more
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I have heard of it, I just do not know exactly when it occurs every year.
• China
31 Jan 07
The spring festival falls on the 1st day of the 1st lunar month.The spring festival of this year is on Feb.18th.
@cashnono (1135)
• Hong Kong
31 Jan 07
Yes, The CNY is Jan 1st, lunar calendar; but actually the Spring Festival is from Jan 1st to 15th, lunar calendar.
@moreinfo (3867)
• China
31 Jan 07
the spring festival is one of the oldest ones! just wish it could be an official global festival soon!
@cashnono (1135)
• Hong Kong
31 Jan 07
Yap, wonderful idea. I also hope it will be celebrated all over the world.
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
31 Jan 07
A good friend of mine has a doctorate degree in Chinese history so he observes Chinese holidays; he and I have gone to Chinatown in New York City to celebrate the Chinese New Year. It was very festive and a lot of fun.