Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is also called Lunar New Year because it is based on the lunisolar Chinese calendar. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first month in the Chinese calendar (which is 14th February this year) and ends on the 15th day; this day is called Lantern Festival.
The following eight pictures are the first series of pictures taken from Chinese New Year 2010 celebration.
Let's wish for a bouncing and roaring tiger after the hard time last year...
Pic 1 of 8: The 1st series of Chinese New Year 2010.
Taken from River Hongbao festival.