What year did the Chinese arrive to Treinidad and Tobago?
Are Chinese people a year behind English people eg. are they still in 2010 until they get to their Chinese New Year?
No, Chinese New Year is not a religious festival; it is a new year based on the traditional Chinese calendar. Not all Chinese are Buddhists, many have different religions ranging from Taoism to Christianity. Therefore, people may worship Buddha on Chinese New Year, but it is not a custom belonging to Chinese New Year, but more of a personal practice of Buddhists.