Celebrate Lunar New Year with Your Adoptive Family!
What is Lunar New Year?
While many western cultures celebrate the New Year on January 1st, many Asian countries celebrate the New Year based on the lunar calendar. Because the lunar calendar is a calendar of the moon's cycles and phases, the date of Lunar New Year changes each year and will always fall on a new moon between January 21st and February 20th. This year the New Year is on February 1, 2022. It marks the transition of the Year of the Ox (2021) to the Year of the Tiger (2022)! Many countries, including China, Korea, Vietnam, and Tibet, have their own Lunar New year celebration and traditions. While some aspects of the holiday may be similar, specific customs and length of the holiday can vary depending on culture and region.