Chinese New Year is also known as chunjie or the Spring Festival in China. Although technically the holiday falls during the wintertime, it marks the ending of cold weather and the anticipation of spring and new beginnings. In fact, Spring Festival is recognized as a public holiday in China, and people receive seven days off to enjoy the celebration.
“A timely snow brings a good harvest”. Snow on the New Year’s Day is considered a lucky sign for a prosperous new year in Chinese culture….kind of like White Christmas.
Happy Chinese New Year to all who celebrate it!