Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is one of the most important traditional festivals in China and is celebrated by millions of people around the world. The festival is celebrated on the first day of the lunar calendar, which typically falls between January 21 and February 20. Each year is associated with an animal in the Chinese zodiac calendar, and the year 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit.
The origins of Chinese New Year can be traced back more than 4,000 years to ancient China, where the festival was celebrated as a time of renewal and new beginnings. According to legend, the festival began originally as a way to help scare away a mythical beast called Nian, which was said to come out of hiding on the first day of the year to devour crops and livestock. To protect themselves, people would decorate their homes with red paper and set off firecrackers to scare away the beast.
Over time, the festival became more closely associated with the lunar calendar and the cycles of the moon. Today, the festival is a time for families to come together to enjoy traditional food, firecrackers, decorating with red lanterns and banners and participating in cultural activities such as dragon and lion dances.
Each year of the Chinese zodiac is associated with an animal and its corresponding traits. The Rabbit is the fourth animal in the zodiac and is considered a symbol of good fortune and said to be the luckiest of the Chinese zodiac. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are said to be gentle, kind, and compassionate, with a natural talent for diplomacy and interpersonal relationships.
The Rabbit is believed to be a symbol of longevity and peace, and its association with the Moon represents the cyclical nature of life and the eternal cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. Whether you are celebrating with family and friends or simply enjoying the festivities, the Lunar New Year is a time to come together and embrace the spirit of renewal and new beginnings. This year, Porsche Centre Calgary celebrated with the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association and some of their long time friends and Porsche family.
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