New Year (Spring Festival) (Nónglì Nián (Chūnjié) 农历年 (春节))|Nónglì Nián (Chūnjié) 农历年 (春节) (New Year (Spring Festival))
HUANG Shu-min and Haiwang YUAN
For overseas Chinese the Lion and Dragon Dance, as well as an especially festive marketplace boasting stalls devoted to food, cultural exhibits, and calligraphy, is a much-anticipated New Year’s event in Chinatowns worldwide. PHOTO BY PAUL AND BERNICE NOLL.
Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, is as important to the Chinese in China and around the world as Christmas is to the West. It has a legendary