Chinese New Year 2019 / วันตรุษจีน 2562 ประวัติวันตรุษจีน

Happy Chinese New Year! Thailand, and particularly places like Phuket where I live, has a very large Thai-Chinese population stemming from migrations in the late 19th century who arrived to work in the tin mines. My tiny lane just to the north of the historical district of the provincial capital has several Chinese clan shrines which have been setting off fireworks every hour since yesterday … Continue reading Chinese New Year 2019 / วันตรุษจีน 2562 ประวัติวันตรุษจีน

Happy Chinese New Year สุขสันต์วันตรุษจีน 中國農曆新年快樂

Today is the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Dog, known popularly as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival (simplified Chinese: 春节; traditional Chinese: 春節; pinyin: Chūn Jié). Here in Thailand, last night — New Year’s Eve — was a big celebration with plenty of music, dance troupes, and fireworks and other noise-making (accompanied by the sound of howling dogs in my neighborhood) … Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year สุขสันต์วันตรุษจีน 中國農曆新年快樂

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Chinese New Year / 春节 / วันตรุษจีน

Chinese New Year, also known as the “Spring Festival” (春節 in traditional Chinese, Chūn Jié in Pinyin, and Wan Trut Chin — วันตรุษจีน — in Thai, although Pi Mai Chin is more widely used now) 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 … Continue reading Chinese New Year / 春节 / วันตรุษจีน