• Chinese New Year 2023

    22ndof January is Chinese New Year! 2023 is Year of the Rabbit. 

    The rabbit is the symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese Culture, thus 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope. The Rabbit of 2023 falls under the wood element, with water as the complementary element.

    The official day is Sunday 22nd; At Enfield the Catering team will be celebrating this period with a Chinese menu, on Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th January, leave your packed lunches at home and join for celebrations:


    • Beef in Black Bean Sauce
    • Stir fry Chicken with Egg Noodles
    • Vegan Szechuan Vegetables with Udon Noodles
    • Steamed Jasmine Rice
    • Chinese Beef Spring Rolls
    • Chinese Vegetable spring Rolls
    • Warm Vegan Hoisin Duck in steamed Beo Bun
    • Prawn Crackers

    Keep an eye out for events being marked at your local centres. 

    Find out which Chinese sign are you? Click this link to find out:  https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/chinese-zodiac-calculator.htm

    More about Chinese New Year 2023

    Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is the main holiday in China. Its importance is rooted deep in history, and today it remains the most important occasion for generations of families to reunite and spend time together. The celebration is also believed to be significant to ensure good fortune for the coming year. Chinese New Year marks the transition between zodiac signs.

    In 2023, Lunar New Year will begin on the 22nd of Jan and will be the year of the Rabbit. 

    The date of Chinese New Year changes every year, but it always falls between January 21st and February 20th .

    The date is decided by the Chinese Lunar Calendar , which is based on cycles of the moon and sun and is generally 21 51 days behind the

    Gregorian (internationally used) calendar. Chinese New Year is a new moon day, usually the second after the winter solstice.

    Celebrations of Chinese New Year traditionally last for 16 days,

    starting from Chinese New Year's Eve to the Lantern Festival. Preparations for which begins on 2 February. The Lantern Festival is then held on 5 February.

    Find 10 more things to know about Chinese New Year: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/celebrate-chinese-new-year