Chinese New Year Traditions

Dear friends, Do you familiar with Chinese New Year? How do you think of it, mysterious, festive? Today is Lunar December eighth and Chinese New Year is coming. So I will introduce you some special customs of Chinese New Year in the following articles.

Chinese New Year or Spring Festival (simplified Chinese: 春节), or the Lunar New Year (simplified Chinese: 农历新年), is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is an important holiday in East Asia. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first lunar month (Chinese: 正月) in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th; this day is called the Lantern festival (simplified Chinese: 元宵节).

Cleaning

A few days before the Chinese New Year, people will do a complete cleaning of the house and house ware; means get rid of the old and welcome the new.

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Decoration

After the cleaning, people will decorate the house to welcome the New Year. Most of the decorations are red in color. The most popular New Year decorations are upside down fu, dui lian, lantern, year paint, papercutting, door god, etc.

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