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Chinese New Year is coming

2024-01-24

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Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year, is one of the most important traditional festivals in China, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and other Chinese communities around the world. This festival originated from the ancient Chinese farming culture to celebrate and pray for the beginning of a New Year, with a deep historical and cultural heritage.

The timing of the Chinese New Year is determined according to the lunar calendar, which usually changes between January 21 and February 20 in the Gregorian calendar, marked by the first day of the first lunar month. This day marks the beginning of a new lunar year and is accompanied by a variety of traditional customs and celebrations.

During the festival, there are a variety of customs around the country, including but not limited to:

1. On the eighth day of the twelfth lunar month, people will cook Laba porridge, which means good harvest and good luck.

2. : On New Year's Eve, every family cleans the house and removes the old things, symbolizing the old and welcoming the New Year, hoping that the family will be clean and safe in the New Year.

Stick Spring couplets 3. Stick red couplets on the door to express blessings, expectations and yearning for a better life.

On New Year's Eve, the whole family gets together to enjoy a sumptuous dinner, symbolizing reunion and harmony.

5. Setting off fireworks to ward off evil spirits and add to the festive atmosphere is now banned or restricted in many cities due to environmental concerns.

6. : During the New Year, people pay New Year greetings to each other and give gifts to each other, especially the younger generation pay New Year greetings to their elders and receive red envelopes (lucky money).

Dragon and Lion Dance 7. There are dragon and lion dance performances in many places, which means driving away evil spirits and avoiding disasters, bringing good luck and prosperity.

In addition, the Chinese New Year has a variety of forms of celebration, such as the wake, Lantern Festival, guessing lantern riddles. With the development of The Times, although some traditional celebration methods have changed, the Spring Festival is still the most important time for family gatherings and cultural inheritance in the hearts of the Chinese people.