For many, it’s a time of family gatherings, reunion dinners, and parties, but for others, it’s a time to take a break from it all. Chinese New Year is a lunar calendar event that is celebrated in more than 60 countries around the world. It’s a time for traditional Chinese customs, traditions, and food.
The Chinese New Year is a festival celebrated by millions of people in China and around the world. It celebrates the year when the Chinese lunar calendar changes and is celebrated for 15 days. This year is the year of the pig, which the Chinese call the “Feng Shui” year.
The Chines New Year History
Chinese New Year is just around the corner, which means it’s time to brush up on your ancient history. The Chinese have celebrated the New Year for centuries, but how did this tradition originate?
Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is the most widely celebrated holiday in the world. Every year, millions of people take part in the festivities and celebrations, from fireworks to gift-giving. According to a zodiac cycle, the Chinese calendar is made up of 12 different animals.
Why Is It Called the Spring Festival?
Many countries around the world celebrate the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. It’s an annual celebration that marks the start of the Chinese calendar. Depending on the country, the New Year celebration (or Spring Festival) takes roughly eight to ten days.
Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the most important holiday in China. It is celebrated as a family reunion. People will gather together to celebrate the New Year, and Chinese people will give their best wishes by wearing red clothes. The Spring Festival is also known as the Year of the Pig in the Chinese zodiac calendar. It is commonly believed that the pig is a symbol of wealth, so it is said that people born in the Year of the Pig will bring luck to them.
Legend of the Origin of Chinese New Year
Chinese dragon legends have been passed down through generations, from the Dragon King to the Dragon Goddess. These myths have been preserved and passed down by word of mouth for as long as the Chinese people have recorded their history. The Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year on February 5th, but the festivities and celebrations last for 15 days.
The Chinese New Year’s Origin in the Shang Dynasty
In the modern sense, the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival began in the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.E. – 220 C.E.) with the change from lunar to solar calendars. The Chinese New Year is celebrated on the night of the 1st new moon of the new year and marks the start of the Year of the Rooster. The Chinese New Year celebrates the beginning of spring and the cycle of the year. It’s one of the most important holidays in China and is celebrated with elaborate traditions, decorations, and of course, food.
In Chinese, 2019 is known as the year of the sheep. Sheep are gentle, friendly, patient, shy, and have a great sense of humor. They value harmony and are caring. So, what does this all have to do with celebrating Chinese New Year? It’s said that sheep are born the same year that every Chinese zodiac animal is born. Like sheep, people born in the Year of the Sheep are gentle, kind, and loyal. They are quick to forgive and are naturally good at compromise.
More Chinese New Year Activities from the Tang to Qing Dynasties
The Lunar New Year is usually celebrated with fireworks, lion dances, and fireworks. However, if the celebrations are too extravagant or expensive, it’s not only daunting to plan appropriate activities for your family but also expensive. Luckily, the Chinese New Year is celebrated from January to February during the entire lunar year. And since it is celebrated by Chinese all over the world, Chinese New Year activities can be found everywhere—even in countries that do not have a Chinese population.
The Chinese New Year is a time to celebrate the start of the new year, and traditions run deep in the Chinese community. There are a variety of activities, food, and celebrations that take place. The Chinese New Year is a time when family, friends, and students come together to share in the fun of the New Year.
In today’s post, we’ll take a look at more Chinese New Year activities from the Tang to Qing Dynasties. Today, we’re learning about the importance of firecrackers and lanterns, as well as Chinese New Year’s zodiac symbols.
Chinese New Year in Modern Times
Chinese New Year is celebrated each year on February 5th. This holiday, celebrated in China, Korea, Vietnam, and many other Asian countries, marks the change in the Chinese lunar calendar. One of the most notable traditions of Chinese New Year is the dragon dance. This tradition involves performers using colorful and noisy drums, gongs, and cymbals to dance around dragons, often celebrating their good luck. Dragon dances are performed by children, who are often dressed up in elaborate costumes and face paint.