Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year's celebrations in Indonesia, known locally as Imlek. Inncorporate customs, beliefs and practices brought to Indonesia by Chinese immigrants, who still follow the practices handed down from their parents. Chinese New Year was not a national holiday on the Indonesian calendar for many years. In 2002, Chinese New Year became a national holiday, to the pleasure of millions of Chinese Indonesians.
Where :
All Over Indonesia
When :26 January 2009
Chinese New Year's celebrations start with the New Moon on the first day of the year and will end on the full moon 15 days later. It is also sometimes referred to as the Spring Festival or the “Beginning of Spring. Chinese New Year falls on a different day each year. Before this day all people cleans there home.Shopping is the one of the most importent part of this day in Indonesia. Exchange of the gift also done on this day,mainly the flower are given. On this day, the Chinese community of the country comes together to take part in the festivities. Processions are held on the streets, where you can see people dressed in colorful costumes singing and dancing. The Chinese dragon dance is the biggest attraction of this festival.
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There are several theories as to the origins of the Chinese New Year. The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. Each lunar year is represented by one of 12 animals. This calendar is also called the Chinese Zodiac.
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Wikipedia : Chinese New Year,Indonesia
See the dates on which Chinese New Year is celebrated :

Chinese New Year

Year Month Day Day of Week
2005 February 09 Wednesday
2006 January 30 Monday
2007 February 19 Monday
2008 February 07 Thursday
2009 January 26 Monday
2010 February 14 Sunday
2011 February 03 Thursday
2012 January 23 Monday
2013 February 10 Sunday
2014 January 31 Friday
2015 February 19 Thursday
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