The Origin Of The Chinese New Year In Chinese And English

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——Chinese New Year in Chinese and English
Chinese New Year中国新年Zhōnɡ Guó Xīn Nián
Spring Festival 春节 Chūn Jiē
——when Chinese New Year is celebrated
The day is on the first day of the Lunar New Year(农历正月初一). Generally the celebrations traditionally lasts for about 23 days, run from 小年,Dec 24(In Southern China) or Dec 23(小年) to the on to the 15th day(Lantern Festival) of the first lunar month in the following year in Chinese calendar, making it one of the longest celebrated festival.

——the legend or story behind the origin of Chinese New Year The Chinese meaning of Spring festival is Guo Nian. Guo means "pass over" and Nian means "year." The origins of the Chinese New Year festival are thousands of years old and are steeped in legends but it is unclear when the beginning of the year was celebrated before the Qin Dynasty.

In ancient China, there was a mythical monster called Nian, who had the body of a bull and the head of a lion. It was said to be an extremely ferocious animal that lived deep in the mountains and preyed on villagers for a living. When there was nothing to eat towards the end of winter, Nian would come down from the mountains and visit the villages to hunt for living, eating livestock, crops, and even villagers, especially children.

Over time the villagers realized that the ferocious demon Nian fears three things: red color, fire, and noise. So when the New Year is coming, villagers would make loud noises with drums and firecrackers, hang red signs on

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