TAG - Confucius and the preparations for Chinese New Year celebrations
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute is preparing for the China's most important traditional festival (Chinese Spring Festival), which will be held in
February 13th 2018.
The Invited guests are usually the students of the Institute and their parents in addition to TAG-Confucius management and staff and Jordanian society members.
The celebrating activities are rich and colorful, including Chinese calligraphy, paper-cutting, paper–folding, in addition to other activities.
The Spring Festival Celebration aimed to let Jordanians experience the festival atmosphere of happiness, warmth, reunion, luckiness and kindness. It also opened a window for Jordanians to know more about China and friendly Chinese people.
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival (simplified Chinese: 春节; traditional Chinese: 春節; pinyin: Chūn Jié) in modern China, or simply the Lunar New Year, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.
Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between 21 Jan and 20 Feb.
In 2017, the first day of the Lunar New Year was on Saturday, 28 January, initiating the year of the Rooster.
This year is the Dog commences on Friday, 16 February 2018.