The Chinese New Year is celebrated from February 19 through March 5. It begins the “Year of the Goat” according to the Chinese lunar calendar and the Chinese Zodiac. In China, the holiday is celebrated for six days; it is the longest public holiday. The Spring Festival is said to originate from a belief that deities had to be sacrificed to every year. During the festival there are many traditions such as firecrackers, dragon dances, temple fairs, and red lanterns and decorations that symbolize luck. The Red Envelope tradition is part of the gift exchange for the holiday when money is given to kids or seniors. Kids are also given goat dolls to celebrate the zodiac animal of 2015.
Only a small number were made as gifts to our international and marketing partners. The MA-1 is one of our most popular styles and Alpha is known around the world as the brand for this authentic flight jacket.The MA-1 has been used in many collaborations throughout our history so it made sense use this popular military silhouette for the celebration jacket.
Take a closer look at the “Year of the Goat” jacket and some of the other MA-1 variations we have done over the years.