The Year of the Rabbit ushers in good fortune for 2023!
Celebrations for Chinese New Year begin on January 21st, much as the Western New Year begins on December 31st. Because the Asian New Year commences on the second new moon following the winter solstice, it is also known as the Lunar New Year. Some Asian countries extend their festivities for as long as two weeks, culminating with the Lantern Festival.
Although the Chinese zodiac usually says that people born in that year’s animal sign have bad luck, the Rabbit—a symbol of long life, peace, and prosperity—is considered the luckiest of all twelve animals. Accordingly, 2023, the Year of the Rabbit, promises hope for everyone, bringing a collective sigh of relief.