The Chinese New Year is an important festival celebrated annually on the Chinese calendar. This year’s celebration runs from February 19 until March 5. Often marked by fireworks and family feasts within China, customs and observances of 2015′s Year of the Goat vary widely, ranging from traditional festivals to underwater dragon dances. Also known as the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is regarded as the most important celebration in China. Villanova faculty experts are available to discuss Chinese history, Chinese language and intercultural communication.