Chinese New Year,a.k.a.Spring Festival (Simplified Chinese:春节; Traditional Chinese:春节; pinyin:Chūn jié) or the Lunar New Year (Simplified Chinese:农历新年; Traditional Chinese:农历新年; pinyin:Nóng lì xīn nián),is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays.The festival proper begins on the first day of the first lunar month (Chinese:正月; pinyin:zhēng yuè) in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th; this day is called Lantern Festival (Simplified Chinese:元宵节; Traditional Chinese:元宵节; pinyin:yuánxiāojié). Chinese New Year's Eve is known as Chúxì (除夕).Chu literally means "change" and xi means "Eve". Celebrated internationally in areas with large populations of ethnic Chinese,Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had a strong influence on the new year celebrations of its neighbours.These include Koreans,Vietnamese,Mongolians,the Nepalese,the Bhutanese but no longer the Japanese since 1873. In countries such as Singapore,Malaysia,The Philippines,Thailand,and other countries with significant Chinese populations,the Lunar New Year is also celebrated,largely by ethnic Chinese,but it is not part of the traditional cultures of these countries.In Thailand,for example,the true New Year celebration of the ethnic Thais is Songkran,which is totally different and is celebrated in April. The period around Chinese New Year is also the time of the largest human migration,when migrant workers in China,as well as overseas Chinese around the world travel home to have reunion dinners with their families on Chinese New Year's eve.More interurban trips are taken in mainland China in this 40-day period than the total population of China. 看看有用吗?