This month we welcomed in the Lunar New year at LQ joined by the rest of the world
Lunar New Year – also known as the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival – began on Friday 12th February, ushering in the second animal on the Zodiac with the second new moon after the Winter solstice.
What is the Lunar New year?
For those that have not grown up celebrating Lunar New Year, it might seem like a whole lot of late nights, fireworks and red envelopes being passed around with money inside. But really, it’s a lot more than that!
The Lunar New Year is a holiday celebrated across many Asian countries and households. Because this holiday adheres to the lunar calendar, there is no set date for which the new year is celebrated annually.
The Gregorian calendar, which is what we use commonly worldwide, is a solar calendar. This means it bases it’s events on the movements of the sun. In comparison, the Lunar calendar is based on the phrases of the moon. The Islamic calendar is based on these calculations as well.
However, it is important to note that the Chinese Lunar New Year is a combination of both, meaning it is an lunisolar calendar, basing it’s year on the phases of the moon and the movement of the sun.
How do People Celebrate?
The 15-day celebration kicks off on New Year’s Eve with a family feast called a reunion dinner full of traditional Lunar New Year foods, and typically ends with the Lantern Festival. It’s really a time for new beginnings and family gatherings.
What does a Lunar New Year signify?
The new year is a chance to start fresh, see loved ones and share in the hope of good things to come.
The Lunar moon is a feminine symbol, universally representing the rhythm of time as it embodies the cycle. The phases of the moon symbolize immortality and eternity and enlightenment.
With this in mind, we hope this MAY have given you some hints on what our *NEW* collection might be about …keep your eyes peeled on our social platforms; Instagram and Facebook next week. We would love to hear your thoughts on what our new collection could be inspired by!
The Lucy Quartermaine Team x