Blog Post Reveals the Ins and Outs of Chinese New Year 2019

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Renegade teacher gives unique take on Chinese New Year 2019; when it is, what the ruling zodiac animal is and the Chinese New Year 2019 public holidays for the different countries.

Christmas is over, and soon the New Year would be, but the bells – or rather fire crackers – of festivities continue sounding loud and clear.. Because while the celebration of the birth of Christ heralds the advent of a new year for the Western world – in the East – the Chinese are only just gearing up for Chinese New Year 2019.

Chinese New Year, more aptly known as Spring Festival, is celebrated by Chinese all around the world, and its status is on par with – if not higher than – that of Christmas as celebrated by the good people of the West.

Due to the event being tagged to the lunar calendar – which tracks the movement of the moon in relation to Earth – Chinese New Year, or the Lunar New Year as it is also known, begins on a different date every year in the Gregorian calendar.

“Chinese New Year 2019 is arriving at a rather earlier date, especially when compared to Chinese New Year 2018. In 2020, however, Chinese New Year is going to arrive very early,” commented Mr Lee Lin Cher – owner and sole contributor to the Cult of Cher website.

In a blog post entitled “When is Chinese New Year 2019?”, Lee gave the lowdown on the critical dates surrounding Chinese New Year 2019.

“In countries with a significantly higher Chinese population, Chinese New Year is a public holiday, but the number of days allocated to this public holiday is dependent on how important this event is.”

“Needless to say, the greater the number, the more important the event in the country,” Lee added.

To read the blog post, click here.

Other than giving a blow by blow account of the public holidays, Lee also had something to say about the zodiac animal which begins its reign on the first day of Chinese New Year 2019; and suggestions about what to do for the holiday season, even if one is not Chinese.

“Chinese New Year is not just for the Chinese; there is something for everyone. At the very least, it is a time of renewal and committing ourselves to a better future.”

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About Cult of Cher

Cult of Cher ( is the brainchild of Mr Lee Lin Cher.

Mr Lee Lin Cher is an ex-teacher, ex-copywriter, current author and English Language tutor based in Singapore. The ex-teacher has been educating students since 1993 – whether as a private tutor, school teacher or a teacher in a private learning centre setting. The prolific writer has more than 16 publications to his name and has been instrumental in the publication of many written works by the Who’s Who of Singapore’s corporate sector.

Cult of Cher is a consolidation drive by Mr Lee Lin Cher to bring the disparate branches of knowledge under one roof for the younger generation of Singapore and the world – in his trademark irreverent way of course.

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