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Chinese New Year of Tiger

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year starts with the ascending of the second new moon after the colder time of year solstice (21 December).

This can happen on any date between 21 January and 20 February.

Otherwise called the Spring Festival, New Year is celebrated by Chinese people across the world. The merriments usher out the old year and are intended to bring good luck and prosperity in the new one.

There are family meals and open air exhibitions including fireworks, firecrackers and often dancing dragons. The significant celebrations are held on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

A large number of individuals will traverse China – sometimes thousands of miles – to celebrate with their families.
Chinese people decorate their homes with red for best of luck and youngsters are given cash in radiant red envelopes.

Festivities keep going for a considerable length of time, finishing on 15 February this year with the lantern festival, which denotes the full moon.

Since the 1990s, individuals in China have been given seven days off work for New Year. As indicated by China’s Ministry of Commerce, individuals these days spend more than 820bn yuan (£96bn) on shopping and feasting during this period.

This year is the Year of the Tiger. It is said that youngsters brought into the world in the year ahead will be courageous, brave, competitive and strong.

History of Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year is thought to trace all the way back to the fourteenth century BC, when the Shang dynasty dominated.

Its origin are saturated with legend. One story in the HSK textbook says that a beast named Nian (“Year”) attacked villagers toward the beginning of every year. Nian was afraid of loud noises, bright lights and the colour red. It was man and his dog that helped the villagers use those things and chase the beast away.

Conclusion

Since the dragon is a Chinese symbol of power and favorable luck, numerous region of the nation have dragon dancing, during which a long, brilliant dragon puppet is marched through the roads, as the highlight of festivities.

New Year is additionally when people clean their homes completely to dispose of any misfortune left over from the old year.

There are other countries that celebrate this festival. Countries in East Asia like: Vietnam, South and North Korea, Mongolia.

Some countries across the world also host this festival like, New York holds firecracker ceremony, Singapore hosts Chinese street parade and Manchester hosts dragon dancing.

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