Celebrations have started around the world. Jacobs University also joined this celebration today in Krupp college.
The new year, also known as the Spring Festival, is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, so the date changes from year to year. The festivities usually start the day before the New Year and continue until the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the new year.
Each Chinese New Year is characterised by one of 12 animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese zodiac is divided into 12 blocks just like its western counterpart, but with the major difference being that each block has a time-length of one year instead of one month.
This year it’s the Year of the Monkey, the ninth animal in the cycle. The next Year of the Monkey will be in 2028.
Chinese (Lunar) New Year is one of the traditional events that happen in Krupp College every year. There are lots of activities such as Chinese calligraphy, traditional Chinese clothing show and culture performances provided by the Chinese student body on campus. This year the Chinese New Year dinner is combined with the Welcome back dinner at Krupp college. Students and host families can have delicious food and enjoy the performances at the same time.
Happy Chinese New Year everyone!