“In Chinese, the upcoming lunar year is directly translated as ‘Year of the Yang’ but the meaning of the word ‘Yang’ is often lost in translation and could mean sheep, goat or ram. However, the most popular expression generally accepted is ‘The year of the sheep’.
The New Year period is the busiest and is considered to be the equivalent of American Thanksgiving in China.
“The significance of the Chinese New Year is primarily familial — it is the one holiday that every member of the family will do his/her absolute best to return home to celebrate the end of the year with the entire family, akin to the American Thanksgiving, for family gathering and to give thanks, all of which centers around FOOD!”
Happy Chinese New Year!
“Colour Sprectrum” part of
“Spectrum NOW” Festival
11 March – 29 March
(Is housed in COSydney- Sydney CoWorking + Project Space)
3 Blackfriars Street Chippendale NSW 2008