Chinese new year starts today. The festival itself lasts 15 days with families celebrating with huge feasts, parties and street parades. Unlike our festivities, which always take place at midnight on the 31st December Chinese New Year varies each year. It normally falls between January 21st and February 20th.
The Chinese zodiac moves in a 12 year cycle, this year 2018 being the ‘year of the dog’. According to the Asian astrology your year of birth and the animal this represents determines a lot about your personality. The last ‘dogs’ to be born were in the years 1958,1970,1982,1994 and 2006. I won’t tell you which year I was born in but it was in ‘year of the ox’ always interesting to find these things out! What does that say about me?
So Chinese food this weekend? As a family we do love Chinese food and tend to eat it out more than make it at home.
This weekend in China Town, London there are a huge amount of festivities happening. Click here for more details.