Chinese New Year, also known as the ‘Spring Festival’ is the most important festival and holiday time of the country. Today sees the beginning of the “Year of the Pig” in China. There will be a public holiday in China from February 4th to February 10th.
When is the Chinese New Year?
The date of the new year in China varies and falls in between the January 21st to February 20th. The Chinese new year falls on Tuesday, February 5th which is today but the next new year will fall on a Saturday, January 25th in the year 2020.
Chinese New Year 2019 : “Year of the Pig”
The Chinese New Year is very important in the Chinese astrology. Last year was the Year of the Dog which lasted until the February 4th, 2019. From February 5th, 2019, the Year of the Pig has started and it will last till January 24th, 2020. The year of the rat will begin from January 25th, 2020.
The Chinese love to celebrate their new year in a very bonding way. There are 4 main activities that they do on the day, they are.
Putting up decorations.
A dinner reunion with the whole family on the New Year’s Eve.
A lot of fireworks and firecrackers.
And last but not the least, giving red envelopes which contain money which is seen as a blessing and also share other gifts just like Christmas.
World Cancer Day Inspirational Quotes
“When you have cancer, it’s like you enter a new time zone: the Cancer Zone. Everything in the Tropic of Cancer revolves around your health or your sickness. I didn’t want my whole life to revolve around cancer. Life came first; cancer came second.” – author Regina Brett
“At the end of the day, none of it matters but your own joy, your own spiritual journey that you go on, your loved ones, your friends, your animals. These are the things you’ve got to cherish and love and embrace.” – actress Christina Applegate
“I believe that we need a moon shot in this country to cure cancer. It’s personal. But I know we can do this … because there are so many breakthroughs just on the horizon in science and medicine, the things that are just about to happen. And we can make them real with an absolute national commitment to end cancer as we know it today.” – Joe Biden, former U.S. vice president
“Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.” – actress Ingrid Bergman
“Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.” – basketball player Jim Valvano
“When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.” – cyclist Lance Armstrong
“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live.” – ESPN anchor Stuart Scott
“Cancer has taught me a lot of things. Maybe it is the best thing that has happened to me. I can’t say right now, but maybe some years down the line, I would realize. When I was taking chemotherapy, there were a lot of elderly patients and that would inspire me. I thought, ‘If they can be cured, why can’t I be?'” – Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh
“Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.” – actor Michael Douglas
“I’ve learned to make fearless choices. You come up against stuff now and you’re like ‘Alright! Just do it!’” – singer Melissa Etheridge