The 2006 Chinese New Year will not start until sometime between January and February. Also the calendar Chinese New Year will change every year, this is due to the study of the lunar moon. The moon determines when the New Year will start for the Chinese. This is why that the Chinese may celebrate the New Year sometime in January for the 2006 Chinese New Year, and other years the New Year may not start until sometime in February.
A New Year in Chinese is not welcomed and then forgotten about until the next year rolls around. Instead the Chinese take great pride in welcoming in the New Year, so much so that they have even given each year an animal for that year. The calendar Chinese New Year is very different to any other calendar. Each year is dedicated to an animal, and the year that you were born will represent the animal that you are matched with. You are then meant to have the same qualities as that animal. The 2006 Chinese New Year is no different and there is an animal attached to this year. All the people that are born in 2006 and also 12 years before are meant to have the same qualities as that animal.
The 2006 Chinese New Year will be welcomed in exactly the same way as all the other New Years. To welcome in a New Year in Chinese what the Chinese do is usually hold a parade, where all the people can dress up and go down the street entertaining the hoards of people that have come out to greet them and see what they are dressed like. Usually there will be a very long dragon that will be hiding about 10 different children all holding a different section of the dragon.
Also for the 2006 Chinese New Year you can be sure of a huge and spectacular fireworks display, after all which country is it that produces lots and lots of spectacular fireworks? So if you are planning to see a Chinese New Year, then you know that you will have the time of your life. You can first of all watch the small street parade that will no doubt take place, then you can watch a truly spectacular fireworks display. If that doesn't get you out there then how about the prospect of Chinese food, everyone loves the taste of Chinese food and everyone has his or her own favourite Chinese dish.
The Chinese do know how to welcome in the New Year in style, with fireworks and street parades you are never going to be bored when the Chinese New Year rolls around. A lot of people do get bored of their own countries ways of celebrating the New Year and they want to experience something new for the New Year. If this is the case for you then hop on a plane to China and you will see how a New Year should be celebrated. Or if you are looking for another reason to celebrate the New Year, then you can celebrate it in your home country, and then go out to China and celebrate it all over again. Two New Years in one year - it may sound weird but it is achievable. The Chinese do know how to throw a good party and when you are over there you can experience this fact first hand. Also the Chinese know how to eat as well, and you can experience authentic Chinese food when you are in China.