In a few days, Chinese communities around the world will be celebrating a special event: Chinese New Year, also known as the "Spring Festival" or "Lunar New Year". After a year 2023 under the sign of the rabbit, the dragon is now in the spotlight.

The festivities will last a total of fifteen days until the Lantern Festival, offering families plenty of opportunities to spend time together while respecting traditions.

This year's Chinese New Year begins on Saturday, February 10, 2024, and ends a fortnight later, on Saturday, February 24, 2024, with the Lantern Festival. During this fifteen-day period, numerous events will be organized in honor of the deities, but also to get rid of the negative elements of the previous year, in order to start a balanced, fortunate and even providential new year.

According to Chinese astrology, 2024 will be the Year of the Dragon, associated with the element of Wood. In Chinese culture, the sign of the Dragon is linked to power and success, while the element of Wood symbolizes growth and vitality. The dragon is generally considered an auspicious sign, heralding an overall rich and prosperous year for 2024.