The Chinese Lunar New Year is an important festival in China and also many East Asian and South-East Asian countries. It falls on January 28 this year. 2017 will be the year of the Rooster in the Chinese Zodiac. Expect parades, arts and crafts fairs, cooking shows as well as traditional lion dances and lots of music in all the cities during the fifteen day- long festival.
Qingming is a Chinese event dedicated to paying respects to one’s ancestors and reunite with family. It is a time to sweep the family tomb, replace flowers, burn offerings of joss paper, and take care of the graves of those who have gone before us. On this day people also go on outings or day trips and fly kites.