Dancers in traditional costume perform at Longtan Park in Beijing as part of festivities to mark the New Year, also called the Spring Festival in China, on January 30. Photo: EPA

Why China doesn’t really celebrate Lunar New Year

Sun Kwok says the traditional annual cycle in China represents a mixed solar and lunar calendar devised to help farmers plan ahead, and its origins make the term ‘Chinese New Year’ most apt for the festival

Topic |   Lunar New Year

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Dancers in traditional costume perform at Longtan Park in Beijing as part of festivities to mark the New Year, also called the Spring Festival in China, on January 30. Photo: EPA
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