Also known as the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is the East Asia equivalent of Western New Year’s Eve, but spread out over three days. Bangkok is the site of many traditional ceremonies during the holiday, especially of course in Chinatown. Fireworks displays likewise are an important part of Bangkok’s celebrations, as are family gatherings for festive meals. After celebrations, a tradition for many of Chinese heritage is a temple visit to give thanks and pray for a prosperous year to come. A lunar holiday, Chinese New Year occurs every year during a period between late January and mid-February.