Getting to Know Chinese New Year Celebrations and Traditions, There’s Also Sharing Angpau

KUPASONLINE.COM – Chinese New Year. Every citizen of Chinese descent around the world celebrates this moment.

However, Chinese New Year celebrations and traditions may vary by country or region.

In China, for example, Chinese New Year celebrations are more focused on New Year’s Eve, when family members in that country gather together, quoted from Travel and Leisure, Sunday.

They will also wear new clothes to celebrate Chinese New Year, usually the colors of the clothes worn are red and gold which are considered lucky colors.

Northern Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year by eating traditional foods made from flour, such as bao, pancakes, noodles and dumplings.

Later, children will usually look for lucky coins inside the dumplings.

The dumplings are generally served with fish, as they are thought to symbolize abundance for the year ahead.

Just like the tradition of giving red envelopes in Indonesia, in China, those celebrating Chinese New Year also give each other red envelopes filled with money.

There are also some superstitions that are still widely held throughout the country.

This includes not buying new shoes during Chinese New Year and cleaning the house before the holidays.

Doing these two things is believed to eliminate luck at the beginning of the new year.

For the same reason, those who celebrate Chinese New Year also do not cut or wash their hair around Chinese New Year.

Launching the BBC, the celebration of ushering in the old year is meant to bring good luck and prosperity in the new year.

There are family banquets and outdoor celebrations featuring firecrackers, fireworks and lion dances.

Huge celebrations are held on New Year’s Eve and on New Year’s Day, millions of people will travel across China to celebrate with their families.

People also decorate their homes with red decorations. This year, the festivities last for two weeks and end on February 15 of that year with a lantern festival that marks the full moon.

Since the 1990s, people in China have been given a week off work for Chinese New Year.

Every Chinese New Year is associated with one of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac.

Chinese New Year 2022 is the year of the water tiger. It is said that children born in this year will be brave, competitive, and strong.(*)

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