Happy Chinese New Year Holiday 2024: Singapore, US, Hong Kong & Taiwan

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Chinese New Year Holiday 2024 Singapore, US, Hong Kong & Taiwan! Chinese New Year 2024 comes on Friday, February 28 February 2024. As a public holiday, Chinese people will get 7 days off from work from 20 to 10 February 2024. The Chinese New Year animal sign is Ox.

This Spring Festival is a national holiday in China. During the period from the Spring Festival to the first seventh day of the lunar month in the Chinese calendar, government offices, private institutions, schools, universities, and many companies stay closed. However, some important institutions like banks stay open for a few hours a day.

Chinese New Year Holiday 2024 Singapore, US, Hong Kong & Taiwan

Each year in the Chinese calendar is signified by one of the twelve animals in the Chinese Zodiac. 2024 will be the year of the Ox. The rat is considered patient, kind, stubborn, and conservative in China. The Ox is the second of the 12 animal signs of the Chinese zodiac. The next year will be the year of the Tiger and 2024 will be the year of the rabbit.

The origin of the Chinese New Year is itself earliest and obscured by the amount of time. It is commonly recognized as the Spring Festival and the events last 15 days. The public holidays last about a week and stores and places of business usually open after the fifth day of the first lunar month.

Preparations begin a month before. When people start buying festive equipment, decoration materials, food, and clothing. A huge clean-up gets underway days before the New Year. Maximum Chinese houses are cleaned from top to bottom, to sweep away any traces of bad luck, and doors and windows are given a new coat of paint, usually red.

Fireworks are a huge part of Chinese New Year celebrations. The highest amount of rockets set off on that night than on any other night of the year. Over 500 cities in China have actually now either restricted or banned fireworks due to safety concerns and air pollution. But they remain a vastly popular part of the New Year celebrations.

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