Happy Yuan Dan from China!

January 1, the New Year Day, is a public holiday in China. It’s often called Yuan Dan. Yuan means “the beginning” while Dan means “day”. Yuan Dan combined means “the day at the beginning of the year”. People get one day off for the holiday. But nothing special is done to celebrate it. Because in Chinese people’s mind, the real Chinese New Year holiday is the Spring Festival(Chun Jie, the holiday that’s celebrated in early Spring), which usually falls in late January or early February in the Solar calendar. The Chinese New Year day for 2014 is on January 31. The Spring Festival is the biggest and most important holiday for the Chinese. Family members, far and near will get home to gather and celebrate the beginning of the year.

So,  Happy Yuan Dan to you all!

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply