Thursday, February 26, 2009
Year of the Ox
I wanted to share few pictures of the Chinese New year. Chinese New year is popularly known as "Spring Festival" and it is marked by family re-unions at ancestoral homes. It is celeberated with a festive dinner on the eve of Spring Festival and bursting of fire crackers. This Spring festival concludes with the Lantern Festival. The celebrations last for 15 days. The schools,banks & offices remain closed for a whole week. The places of tourist interest are thronged with visitors. Chinese have 12 animals representing each year. This year was the year of Ox and ox dominated all the decorations. This year it was celebrated on 26th January. For more information about Chinese New year click here and for Lantern Festival click here.