Chinese New Year

coincides with the second New Year after the winter solstice on December 21 or 22.

Chinese New Year 2023: date

The New Year according to the Eastern calendar does not have a fixed date, the holiday is celebrated annually on different dates between January 21 and February 21.

In 2023, the Chinese New Year will be celebrated on January 21.

Chinese New Year: the period of the Black Water Rabbit

Chinese New Year 2023 will be called the period of the Black Water Rabbit.

  • Year of the Rabbit:

    1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023.

  • Lucky colors: red, pink, purple, blue.

  • Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 6.

  • Lucky flowers: lily and jasmine

Chinese New Year: rabbit or cat

In the Eastern calendar, the fourth year of the cycle is sometimes called the period of both the rabbit and the cat.

According to the legend about the origin of the eastern horoscope, the Buddha, who arranged a competition between twelve animals, was fascinated by the match between the Bull and the Tiger.

The Buddha did not consider well who was next.

And so there was a different reading: either the cat or the rabbit became the fourth in the cycle.

Chinese New Year: what not to do

  • wash your hair or climb into the house;

  • borrow money or apply for a loan;

  • eat porridge;

  • hear a child's cry;

  • use scissors and other sharp objects.

Chinese New Year: what to do

  • Get rid of faulty household appliances, clothes with holes, chipped dishes, junk and old ones.

  • Give good things that you haven't used for a long time to the poor or take to church.

  • Do a general cleaning in the house.

  • Check the food in the fridge and kitchen.

  • Update photos.

  • If you have a rabbit figurine, place it in a prominent place to attract good luck.

  • We will remind you that earlier the

    Ukrainian Chinese showed how they celebrate the Chinese New Year


    We also wrote about how

    Chinese New Year is celebrated: money in red envelopes and grandiose fireworks


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