Lunar New Year is the beginning of a calendar year whose months are cycles of the moon. The relevant calendar may be a purely lunar calendar or a lunisolar calendar.
The origins of the Lunar New Year festival are thousands of years old and are steeped in legends. In which, the most popular legend is about Nian, on New Year’s day, a gruesome and hideous beast that will feast on human flesh. People said that because Nian scared the colour red, fire, and loud noises, red paper decorations were pasted to doors, lanterns were burned all night, and firecrackers were lit to frighten the beast away
Every country calls New Year by a different nam, such as Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, Vietnamese Tet, Chinese Chunjie, Tibetan Losar, Korean Solnal, also called Spring Festival, festival typically celebrated in China and other Asian countries. Holiday begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends on the first full moon of the lunar calendar, 15 days later.