What is Lunar New Year? Celebrations for the Year of the Dragon.

More than 1 billion people around the world will celebrate the Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, this weekend. Out with the clever rabbit and in with the promising, fiery dragon for 2024.

The festival is a time for family, friends and celebration, often triggering the largest annual migration of people in the world. You can wish friends and colleagues a Happy New Year by saying “gong hei fat choy” in Cantonese or “xin nian kuai le” (pronounced “shin nyen kwai le”) in Mandarin.

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