On 31st January, people all over the world will come together to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year. The Chinese calendar has a 12-year cycle, with each year named after a different animal. 2014 is the Year of the Horse, and will be welcomed in with fireworks, parades, and lion dances.

The celebrations continue long after the fireworks have been lit. For two weeks, various rituals, traditions, and ceremonies are performed, each with their own symbolic meaning.

We at Barrington Freight have done some research, and put together a comprehensive guide to the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Source: Barrington Freight