The Lunar New Year will begin on January 23, 2023. It is the Year of the Rabbit! The shift in energy will be significant as we move out of 2022, the Year of the Tiger, and into the more patient and gentle Rabbit Year 2023. The rabbit symbolizes longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture.
There are 12 Chinese zodiac signs, each representing an animal: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. Rabbits are considered one of the luckiest of the twelve animals in Chinese culture, symbolizing mercy, elegance, and beauty. Lunar New Year, also called Spring Festival, lasts for 15 days and is the most important holiday in China. This festival is also celebrated in Vietnam (where it is known as Tet), North and South Korea (where it is known as Solnal), and Tibet (where it is called Losar).
Check out these websites to learn more about the Lunar New Year:
Chinese New Year, opens a new window
Year of the Rabbit (2023 Chinese Zodiac), Horoscope and Lucky Things Predictions, opens a new window
Chinese New Year 2023 Year of the Rabbit, opens a new window
Happy Chinese New Year! The Year of the Rabbit, opens a new window
Year of the Cat OR Year of the Rabbit?, opens a new window
Check out FPL’s digital collections of Asian food, tradition and culture to celebrate the Lunar New Year:
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