For the Chinese, at this point in 2016 they have not yet entered the new year. Indeed, the Chinese culture is different from ours in so many respects, but it's also governed by a different calendar. Therefore, the year of the red fire monkey, as known this year for the Eastern citizens will begin on February 8th.
Cities like Barcelona, where the Chinese community has grown significantly in recent years, celebrate with live dragons and lion dancing in their own streets. The Spring Festival is a live event in Barcelona and celebrated in style, where many houses and establishments are covered in red colour that symbolises good luck. Everybody gets dressed up in order to bring a piece of the great Asian country into the Catalan urban environment.