“Happy Spring Festival!” Also referred to as Lunar New Year, the festival starts with the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar. Spring Festival is a special holiday which turns the page of the past lunar year and starts anew, with hope and new beginnings signaling a slate of celebrations.
To help kick off the festivities, our friends at Walt Disney Imagineering Shanghai have calligraphed a special message to all of you. Check it out:
The message reads: “Fortune Ox Brings Greetings for the New Year. Happy New Year!” This year falls in the second position of the Chinese Zodiac, making it the year of the Ox. You’ll notice that Clarabelle Cow treated us to a special appearance just for the occasion, wearing her new Lunar New Year costume debuted at Shanghai Disney Resort. Ever the gregarious gal, she’ll be popping up during the festival period to greet guests. She’s even making a major debut on TikTok – be sure to check it out!
To our friends around the world, we wish you an auspicious new year with many more occasions to celebrate!
by Thomas Smith