Chinese/Lunar New Year is a special and an important holiday of the traditional Chinese. It is celebrated in the spring season every year and hence is also called the "Spring Festival" (translation of Chinese name) in China. The celebrations traditionally begin on the Chinese New Year's Day, the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar, and continue through to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the same month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar.
The Chinese calendar was a complex timepiece. Its parameters were set according to the lunar phases as well as the solar solstices and equinoxes. Yin and yang, the opposing but complementary principles that make up a harmonious world, also ruled the calendar, as did the Chinese zodiac, the cycle of twelve stations or “signs” along the apparent path of the sun through the cosmos. Each Chinese New Year was marked by the characteristics of one of the 12 zodiacal animals: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig
The origin of Chinese New Year is centuries old and gains significance due to several myths and traditions. The essence of the festival is a time to honor deities as well as ancestors. It is also a time to bring families together for feasting and renew family ties. Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations, including Main- land China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Philippines, and in Chinatowns elsewhere.
2017 is the Year of the Rooster. Lunar New Year 2017 begins on January 28th, 2017.
Date: February 4th, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Lubbock High School
For ticket reservations, please go to: http://ttu-acssl.org/event/