Here in Thailand, as everywhere in the world, we are celebrating Chinese New Year or theSpring Festival as it is called in China. This is the longest festival in the chinese calendar, it starts on the last day of the lunar year and ends on the fifteenth day of the next lunar year, which marks the beginning of the Lantern Festival.
Thai Chinese New Year Photos
Members of a Chinese dancing troupe perform at the Tourism Authority of Thailand to promote Chinese New Year celebrations at Yaowarat this year. Photo by SOMCHAI POOMLARD, source Bangkok Post.
A mother and her young daughter come to shop at Yaowarat in preparation for Chinese New Year. Photo by APICHART JINAKUL, source Bangkok Post.
Decorations for the Year of the Horse at Chinatown. Photo by THANARAK KHOONTON , source Bangkok Post.
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Chinese New Year Dates
The lunisolar Chinese calendar determines the date of Chinese New Year. The calendar is also used in countries that have adopted or have been influenced by many eastern Asian
countries such asKorea, Japan and Vietnam.31 January 2014 is the year of the “Horse” according to the chinese lunar calendar.
I hope you enjoyed this post about the Thai Chinese New Year!