Colourful celebrations as SA’s Chinese ring in New Year
CHINESE homes in South Africa will soon be decorated in festive colours as families prepare for New Year next month.
“The Chinese New Year is a huge festival for the Chinese. It’s the biggest event of our lunar calendar,” said Frank Lin Wu, co-dean at the Confucius Institute, based at the Durban University of Technology.
The institute, which promotes Chinese language and culture, is also preparing to celebrate the New Year on February 16.
“This festival is intended to ring out the old year and usher in the new, to celebrate the bring-in of the harvest and to pray for good luck for the coming year,” Wu said.