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Lunar New Year starts – Year of the Rabbit

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Happy New Year!

Lunar New Year was celebrated around the world on the 22nd Jan 2023.

The Lunar New Year is celebrated widely throughout East Asia and marks the beginning of spring and the start of a new lunar cycle.

This year, Lunar New Year marks the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit according to the Chinese zodiac. Each year has a different animal associated with it.   According to tradition the rabbit is associated with the moon in Chinese culture, perhaps because the shadows of the moon were once thought to represent a rabbit.

The origins of Lunar New Year aren’t well known, as it is believed to date back to prehistory. The date of Lunar New Year is set according to the Chinese calendar, which is based on the changing position of the sun in the sky and the phases of the moon.

 

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