Chinese New Year Speech

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Good afternoon everyone. “Xin Jia Yu Ei, Xin Ni Huad Chai”. Happy Chinese New year! I wish you richness, prosperity, and health. This is the most popular Chinese New Year greeting in Thailand. You might hear it last week because on January 28th was Chinese New Year’s Day. Ok, let me introduce myself. I am Chanita Wannapan. Today, I’m going to talk about Chinese New Year in Thailand. I divided my speech into 3 parts. First, I will give you what Chinese New Year is. Second, I will discuss dates of Chinese New Year in Thailand. And, the last one is Chinese New Year do’s and don’ts.

Let’s get started talking about what Chinese New Year is. Like New Year in other countries, Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays for people who have full or partial Chinese ancestry. It’s also known as the Spring Festival because according to China 's traditional solar calendar, the first day of this festival begins in Spring and ends on the 15th of the first month in the Lantern Festival. Although Chinese New Year’s Day is different each year, it’s usually between January 21st and February 20th. It is a time to honor deities and ancestors by offering sacrifices and an occasion for families to gather and celebrate New Year together. Normally, the holiday is celebrated all over Thailand, especially Yaowarat or Thailand’s Chinatown. There are several interesting activities such as kung-fu demonstrations, launching firecrackers and dragon dancers,
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There are 3 days of Chinese New Year.
The first day is Payday or New Year 's Eve. It is the day before New Year’s Day. Thai Chinese people have to buy sacrifices such as boiled chickens, pot-stewed ducks and fruits. Then, house owner light incenses to invite deities to be worshiped.
The second day is Worship Day, dividing into 3 durations; the early morning, the late morning and the

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