Unlike the Gregorian calendar, where New Year's starts on January 1st, Chinese New Year follows the Lunar Calendar. And today is Chinese New Year! So all us kids and singles get money from the married couples, we eat a ton of food, wish everyone good luck and good fortune and light up some fireworks. To all you Snakes, this year is suppose to be your year! Gong Xi Fa Chai! Sun Nien Fi Lok! Happy Chinese New Year! The New Year is upon us!