Blog Post Announces When Chinese New Year 2015 Officially And Unofficially Begins
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Blog post kick-starts the first of a series of facts you need to know about Chinese New Year.
Christmas might be over, and so is the New Year - as according to the Gregorian calendar - but for the billions of Chinese worldwide, the real celebration has yet to come, and preparations are just beginning.
The Chinese New Year - or the Lunar New Year, as it is also called - will be arriving in a month's time, and many people from all over the world are waiting in expectation for this great day to come.
Contrary to popular belief, Chinese New Year is not just an event celebrated by China and the Chinese alone. Instead, the annual Spring Festival receives substantial international attention, since cities - big and small - around the globe have become more cosmopolitan, and diverse.
In the words of author, content creator and ex-teacher, Lin-Cher Lee, the world has become so globalised that "somehow, somewhere, you must have a co-worker, a friend or a neighbour who is a Chinese preparing to celebrate Chinese New Year."
It is in view of this diversity and richness of globalised societies that Lee has decided to publish a series of blog posts that feature the obvious and not-so-obvious facts about the event. Written with the Western reader in mind, the series will leave no stones unturned, elaborating in full the significance of the practices that pervade Chinese New Year.
"No custom is too simple or stupid to warrant a clear explanation," Lee added.
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To kick-start the series, Lee begins by putting a date to Chinese New Year 2015, explaining why this year, Lunar Renewal is arriving later than usual.
"It is very rare - almost unheard of - for Chinese New Year to arrive later than Valentine's Day. This year, however, is the exception, due to the leap year occurring in the Year of the Horse. One of my posts in the series will explain what the leap year - as according to the lunar calendar - is all about."
To read the first post in the series, click here.
Other than providing more information about this festive event, Lee also takes issue with misinterpretations that surround this upcoming new year.
"Many a time, I hear people talking about how Chinese New Year 2015 is the Year of the Sheep. There is no Sheep in the Chinese zodiac, and therefore,no place for sheep among the Chinese New Year animals."
To know more about what he is talking about, visit http://www.leelincher.net.
www.leelincher.net is the personal blog of Lin-Cher Lee, an author,content creator, publishing consultant and ex-teacher who has spent the bulk of his life pursuing understanding of the Eastern arts and paths. He is also the author of Xing Yi (Hsing I) Kung Fu for Success, where he brings to life the essence of Xingyiquan (Hsing I Ch'uan), a Chinese internal martial art, through his humorous - often irreverent -interpretation of historical events, practices and personalities within the system.
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