2015 Year of the Goat.
Chinese New Year 2015 is officially the Year of the Goat, a symbol of gentleness and calmness. People born in the Year of the Goat are known to be calm, clever, kind-hearted and polite, they have a higher level of sensitivity to the arts in comparison to the others. You will find that those born in the year of the sheep have a special fondness for quiet living, you’ll find them reading a book and sipping a coffee in a cafe over having a cocktail in a bar.
Just for a bit of fun, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Mark Twain, Michelangelo and Matt LeBlanc were born in the Year of the Goat.
The first day of the 2015 Chinese New Year is February 19, it is the first day of the first month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system and is defined as a new moon day. Traditionally, this day will mark the first day of a 15 day celebration. Melbourne and Sydney both have festivals to enjoy this great celebration. Sunnybank Queensland also has an authentic Chinese New Year celebration, running for five days from February 18.
If you have never been to a Chinese restaurant to enjoy Chinese New Year, then we highly suggest you head over to our list of Chinese Restaurants in your city and book in for a banquet, you will not be disappointed!
Kylie Kwong, who we have had the pleasure of speaking to a few times is someone we turn to during Chinese New Year, check out her Chinese Spring Roll Recipe here, a perfect and easy dish to offer during your celebrations.
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