Importance Of Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year is the most important celebration for Chinese. It is defined to be the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar. Normally, the celebration will start from the New Year's Eve and will last for around 15 days until the middle of the first month. Preparations for the New Year start from a couple of weeks before The New Year’s Day. This is a fun time, full of anticipation and joy as we get ready for the thrill and excitement of the celebrations. Before the New Year comes, it is one of the Pre-Chinese New Year customs to clean the house to get rid off all the bad luck which is gathered in the previous year. The entire house such as living room, family room, bedrooms, dining room, and kitchen should be cleaned…show more content…
First, they do house decorating. Although some people decorate their houses several days before the festival, most people do it in The New Year’s Eve. New Year paintings which are believed to bring the best wishes and luck are put up to decorate house. The common objects of the paintings are flowers and birds, golden roosters, oxen, ripe fruit and treasure, or other legends and historical stories which shows the desires for bountiful harvests and a happy life. Not only the paintings, every traditional Chinese household should also have live blooming plants to symbolize rebirth and new growth. Flowers are believed to be the symbols of wealth and high position in the career. For example, azalea, water lily, peony, narcissus, and many more. Second, they get together and enjoy family time by having a dinner. The New Year's Eve dinner is called as “reunion dinner”, and it is believed to be the most important meal of the year. They sit around the round table and enjoy various menu. Parents usually give their children red envelopes after the reunion dinner, wishing them health, growth, and good studies in the coming year. Red envelopes always have money inside. Money in the red envelopes is believed to bring good luck, as red is China's lucky color, so it's called as lucky

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