Share this entry

Chinese New Year Line breaks: Chin|ese New Year

Definition of Chinese New Year in English:

noun

The Chinese festival marking the start of the new year, beginning on the second new moon after the winter solstice and ending on the full moon fifteen days later. It is marked by visits to family and friends, special meals, fireworks, and gift giving. Also called Spring Festival.
Example sentences
  • At the time of this viewer's visit, the Chinese New Year was being celebrated on the museum's lower level, decorated with brilliant paper lanterns and streamers.
  • Donald is in need, then, of an infusion of cultural pride, which his family tries to provide by using the occasion of the Chinese New Year to remind Donald of the importance of Chinese mythology.
  • During Chinese New Year, "lucky money" is packed into small red envelopes and given to unmarried relatives, especially youngsters.

Definition of Chinese New Year in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources