Chinese New Year 2017

Author: Morish Nuts   Date Posted:9 January 2017 


Morish Nuts, gorgeous Western Australian Made Gifts include our decadent Crunch and Peanut Brittle as well as catering for those with a taste for the exotic and that little extra bite with a unique brand of Hot & Spicy Caramel Coated Peanuts, Cashews and Macadamias.  Don’t forget our Abalone and Wasabi Macadamias are the perfect indulgence and gift using only premium selected nuts, roasted and lightly coated to enhance the natural flavour of the nuts and kernels.  No colourant, additive or preservative is added to our Caramel Coated nuts.    Morish Nuts savoury products are an excellent option for those who prefer a healthier snack and delicious treat!

​As only select nuts are used, Morish Nuts are extremely popular for that unique gift because of their excellent taste and a number one choice for gifts all year round and especially for Chinese New Year.

​We look forward to specially preparing and delivering your Chinese New Year gifts in 2017!  Visit our Swan Valley, Fremantle Markets or Watertown Perth locations to choose your own selections to treat your loved ones.  Our online shop is available 24/7 or call 1800 888 184 for our friendly and experienced team to assist with your personalised order.

​The Chinese New Year is the most important of the holidays for the Chinese. It is defined to be the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar. Unlike the Christian New Year, which is based on a solar calendar, the Chinese New Year is based on a traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar whose date indicates both the moon phase and the time of the solar year. A lunar month is around 2 days shorter than a solar month. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar, an extra month is inserted every few years. This is why, according to the solar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year.

​Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival in China, is China's most important traditional festival.  It is also the most important celebration for families, and a week of official public holiday.  2017 is a year of the Rooster.  Chinese New Year 2017 is on Saturday 28 January.

2017 is a year of the Rooster according to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle.  Other Rooster years include:... 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017.... if you were born then you're a Rooster.  Each Chinese zodiac year begins on Chinese New Year's Day.

Although there are many interesting legends and stories explaining the start of the Chinese New Year festival, the main two reasons for the festival are;

  • ​To celebrate a year of hard work, have a good rest, and relax with family
  • ​To wish for a lucky and prosperous coming year


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