In China, on the eve of the Lunar New Year, the traditional golden dragon parade is held on the Yulong River in Guangxi.
Chinese New Year, or Chunjie (spring festival), is the most important holiday for the Chinese, it has been celebrated for 2,000 years. The New Year begins on the second new moon after the winter solstice.
This year, the Chinese New Year (4721st year) will come on the night of January 22nd. Its symbol is the Black Water Rabbit (Hare, Cat), which should bring prosperity, favorable changes and peace. The Year of the Rabbit will last until February 9, 2024.
The Chinese celebrate the arrival of the New Year for two weeks, and then celebrate the Yuanxiaojie (Lantern Festival), which concludes the New Year’s celebrations.