Chinese New Year
2000 to 2026.
The Chinese New Year is a lunar calendar-based holiday.
The Chinese New Year starts on the day after the 2nd NEW MOON after the December Winter Solstice.
So, Chinese New Year 2021 starts Friday, February 12 as you can see from the Featured Image.
It can fall later DEPENDING on when the December New Moon was.
As you can see from the image above, it has — or can — fall later than February 12. OK?
Happy Chinese New Year 2021
(COVID be DAMNED).
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So, Chinese New Year 2021 starts Friday, February 12. A week from now. (That is a bit late, BUT still well within the bounds).
The celebrations can last up to 16-days.
BUT, this year, ALAS, things are so different.
We went last year though COVID was beginning to make its presence felt. But, I noticed & commented that there were hardly any masks. I was, THEN, glad. Things are different. Can’t remember the last time, prior to this year, that we will NOT be going down to Chinatown. We couldn’t go, 6 or 7 years ago, because there was a BLIZZARD in Boston that Sunday. Other than that, we have NOT missed Chinese New Year in decades!
We ALSO, as we had been doing annually for 6- or 7-years, went to the UNH ‘Confucius Institute’ Chinese New Year Event — on January 28. Yes, we were slightly concerned about COVID (though it wasn’t called as such then), BUT we wanted to show our solidarity to our friends at the Institute.
And now this year. I am crushed.