Posts Tagged ‘Spring Festival’

Year of the Rabbit

January 23, 2023

Year of the Rabbit

Happy Lunar New Year (Spring Festival). It’s the Year of the Rabbit in China, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Korea, but the Year of the Cat in Vietnam. Either way, the holday lasts until the Lantern Festival on February 5th. If that’s not enough partying for you, the Mongolian Lunar New Year is February 21st (same for Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and parts of India). It’s the Year of the Rabbit (“Water Hare”) there, too.


“Lunar New Year: What to expect as we hop into the Year of the Rabbit,” Adela Suliman, Washington Post

“From Chinese to Tibetan, all the most delicious Lunar New Year dishes explained,” Eileen Cho, NBC News

“While many ring in the Year of the Rabbit, Vietnam celebrates the cat,”Suzanne Nuyen, NPR News

“All you need to know about the Year of the Rabbit,” Brian Wang, South China Morning Post

Note: Japan hasn’t celebrated Lunar New Year since 1873.


“For the first time, the White House celebrates the Lunar New Year,” Simon Druker, UPI


Top Image (“Lunar Year of the Rabbit, after Georges-Louis Leclerc”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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Year of the Horse

January 30, 2014

Year of the Horse

Happy Chinese New Year’s Eve. Clean up the house, chase stale spirits from your kitchen, and stay up tonight and watch the Year of the Snake slither out. The Year of the Horse gallops in on Friday, January 31, 2014 and runs through February 18, 2015. Party on from tonight through the Lantern Festival on February 14th.