What is Lunar New Year?
The Lunar New Year also known as Chinese New Year, is a traditional holiday celebrated by many people around the world. Let us guide you through Lunar New Year including when lunar new year is celebrated, what is lunar new year and what jewellery gifts are popular for this special holiday.
When is Lunar New Year?
The holiday is usually celebrated on the first day of the lunar calendar. The lunar calendar revolves around the cycles of the moon and the date of the Lunar New year falls on the first new moon of the lunar calendar year.
Typically, Lunar New Year usually falls between late January and mid-February although, the date can vary from year to year. In 2023, Lunar New Year is celebrated on the 22nd January in 2023.
How is Lunar New Year Celebrated?
Lunar New Year is celebrated in different ways around the world depending on the country. Here are some of the most common ways of celebrating Lunar New year:
- Enjoy a reunion dinner. Families often gather to enjoy a meal together and celebrate the new year. Traditional foods including fish and dumplings are often eaten.
- Celebrate with fireworks. It is common for people to celebrate the new year with fireworks which are used to scare away spirits.
- Giving red envelopes. People often give red envelopes particularly to children filled with money as a symbol of luck.
What is the Lunar New Year Animal of 2023?
The Lunar New Year Animal of 2023 is the rabbit. The Year of the Rabbit is the fourth animal in the 12 year cycle of the Chinese Zodiacs. People born under the year of the rabbit are said to be kind and gentle. The rabbit is also associated with peace, luck and positivity. The rabbit is considered to be the luckiest figure of the zodiac.
What Gifts Are Given During Lunar New Year?
During Lunar New Year, it is traditional to give gifts to friends and family to wish them luck in the coming year. Lunar New Year jewellery gifts are often given as a symbol of wealth and good fortune.
For 2023, it is common to give a gift associated with the person's zodiac animal. Our rabbit pendant makes a perfect gift for leaping into the new year. The lucky rabbit pendant symbolises luck and prosperity. The rabbit is fully jointed and has oodles of personality, making it a wonderful gift for springing into the new year or as a treat to yourself. Our rabbit keepsake box is also commonly gifted for the year of the rabbit. This lucky rabbit is crafted in sterling silver and is fully moveable. Keep a small keepsake inside to bring you luck.
Are You Looking for a Lunar New Year Jewellery Gift?
Red and gold jewellery is also commonly gifted to celebrate Lunar New Year. Gold is often gifted as a symbol of wealth and good fortune such as gold rings, bracelets and gold necklaces.
Red jewellery also makes a great gift for Lunar New Year. Red is an important colour in Chinese culture and is strongly associated with good luck, prosperity and happiness.
Red gemstones are also commonly given to wish luck for the coming new year. Our garnet jewellery makes the perfect Lunar New Year Gift.