Published on the SMS-I-Media Tourism Express, a bi-lingual weekly ejournal, with the Wechat public account TourismExpress, this article introduces the origin and customs of the Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year. It also gives a brief introduction to the festival's related background knowledge such as the Chinese lunisolar calendar, the 24 Chinese solar terms, the Chinese Twenty-Eight Lunar Mansions, the Twelve Chinese zodiac animals, as well as the relationship between them and the Western zodiac signs.
Chinese Studies | Folklore
Recommended Repository Citation
Yuan, Haiwang. (2016). The Origin of Chinese New Year. SMS-I-Media Tourism Express, 1 (1).
Original Publication URL: Wechat public account: TourismExpress
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlps_fac_pub/115