Lunar New Year

Saturday, January 28, 2017
8:00 –10:00 pm
Tuition : $10.00

Event Description

Lunar New Year is the auspicious start to the new year of 13 lunar cycles and is or has historically been observed as the start to the new year in many cultures, particularly throughout Asia. This year we celebrate the arrival of the year of the Goat with a beautiful Puja ceremony, please join us!

The below is from Wikipedia:

Lunar New Year refers to the first day of a secular, sacred or other year whose months are coordinated the cycles of the moon. The whole year may account to a purely lunar calendar, which is not coordinated to a solar calendar (and, thus, may progress or retrogress through the solar year by comparison to it, depending on whether the lunar calendar has more or fewer than 13 months); or the year may account to a lunisolar calendar, whose months coordinate to the cycles of the moon but whose length is periodically adjusted to keep it relatively in sync with the solar year - typically by adding an intercalary month, when needed.

The following East and Central Asian Lunar New Year celebrations are, or were historically, based on the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar: (occurring in late January or February)