Chinese New Year Festival Essay

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Chinese New Year
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The most important festival for the Chinese – Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, falls on the first day of the lunar calendar of the Chinese which consists of only 360 days in a year, thus it occurs on a different day every year if referring to the Western calendar (365 days in a year).
In a 12-year cycle, each year represents an animal of the Chinese Zodiac which are the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Chicken, the Dog and the Pig. This is due to a Chinese myth that these animals ran the fastest in a race among all animals and according to their placing in the race, 2015 is the year of the Goat while next year will be the year of the Monkey.
History
It was believed that Nian, a mythical monster was the source of Chinese New Year
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Chinese New Year
Date
The most important festival for the Chinese – Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, falls on the first day of the lunar calendar of the Chinese which consists of only 360 days in a year, thus it occurs on a different day every year if referring to the Western calendar (365 days in a year).
In a 12-year cycle, each year represents an animal of the Chinese Zodiac which are the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Chicken, the Dog and the Pig. This is due to a Chinese myth that these animals ran the fastest in a race among all animals and according to their placing in the race, 2015 is the year of the Goat while next year will be the year of the Monkey.
History
It was believed that Nian, a mythical monster was the source of Chinese New Year celebrations. The beast will come out on the 1st day of the New Year and gobble up the crops, humans and animals so the villagers were very afraid of

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