Are You Ready? The Chinese New Year Begins SundayFri, February 8, 2013
February 10th marks the start of the Lunar New Year celebration around the world. Also known as Chinese New Year, it’s an annual celebration marking the beginning of the new year according to the Chinese lunar calendar.
Chinese New Year falls in either January or February. Each Chinese year is represented by one of 12 animals from the Chinese zodiac. This year begins the Year of the Snake.
This Sunday, Chinese New Year will be celebrated around the world with parades, parties and one of the largest migrations of people in the world, as Chinese citizens travel to celebrate with their families in their hometowns.
Two do's and one don't before the New Year:
• DO clean your house.
Sweeping and dusting right after the New Year sweeps away all the good luck.
• DO get a haircut.
After the New Year, getting a haircut will only cut your luck.
• DON'T shower on Chinese New Year’s Eve.
It’s also considered bad luck.
For the first time, RE/MAX will be in China for the New Year celebration. RE/MAX China – which includes the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau – was purchased in August 2012, and the first regional office opened in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, just last month. Read a press release >>
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!