Surely, this has to be a triple sign of good fortune, peace and prosperity!
The Chinese lunar calendar is ushering in the year of the horse, considered to be an auspicious energetic year of good luck and fortune. As a 15-day celebration, it is the longest holiday in China! It truly is a momentous and bold celebration, from loud firecrackers to ward off evil spirits, to the spectacular Lantern Festival on the full moon of the final fifteenth day.
The Korean New Year is a three-day event in Korea celebrated with family to honor ancestors. The Vietnamese New Year, also known as the Tet Festival or Tet Nguyen Dan, is also a family event to welcome “the first morning of the first day of the new year”.
All three of these New Years follow the lunar calendar and is considered to be the beginning of spring and the beginning of new fortune. That’s why it’s also known as the Spring Festival.
If you celebrate any of these New Years, I’d like to wish you a Happy New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai!
If you, like me, don’t celebrate the Spring New Year in your culture, why not join in on the triple fun and fortune anyway? “Spring” into step and spread good fortune by sending some Happy Chinese New Year, Happy Vietnamese New Year, and Happy Korean New Year greeting cards!