2024 green wood dragon

Bhakti Issa Urra
2 min readFeb 21, 2024

Chinese New Year holiday is traditionally seven days long — from lunar new year’s eve to the sixth day of the first lunar month. This falls on February 10 to 17 in 2024 — the Year of the Green Wood Dragon.

art by Issa Urra

Celebrations last up to 16 days although only the first seven days are considered a public holiday which culminate with the Lantern Festival on February 24th, 2024.

Taiwan monks at Dharma Drum Mountain Temple ring the Lotus Sutra (Fa-hua) Bell

The festival began over 2000 years ago developing many meanings through the ages. It celebrates family reunions and community — featuring ancient spiritual traditions. Some also call this the “true” Chinese Valentine’s Day.

Festivities have been integrated into many parts of the world now — not just in Asia or Asian communities. Marking the transition between zodiac signs from 2023 the Year of the Rabbit to 2024 is the Year of the Dragon.

2024 holidays & festival dates

It is a time of celebration and joy for many people in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.

The Year of the Dragon in 2024 brings with it auspicious energy and rich traditions that are reflected in the vibrant decorations, lively performances, and diverse activities all over the world.

important dates of celebration

Whether you are looking for cultural experiences, festive shopping, or family fun there is something for everyone during this festive season.

Originally published at http://changewarrior.blogspot.com.



Bhakti Issa Urra

canvassing consciousness, constantly curious — ever challenged & changed