Lunar New Year



Lunar New Year is the beginning of a calendar year whose months are cycles of the moon. The relevant calendar may be a

purely lunar calendar or a lunisolar calendar.

The origins of the Lunar New Year festival are thousands of years old. In which, the most popular

legend is about Nian, on New Year’s day, a gruesome and hideous beast that will feast on human flesh. People said that because

Nian scared the colour red, fire, and loud noises, red paper decorations were pasted to doors, lanterns were burned all night, and

firecrackers were lit to frighten the beast away


Every country calls Lunar New Year by a different nam, such as Chinese New Year, Lunar New YearVietnamese Tet, Chinese

Chunjie, Tibetan Losar, Korean Solnal, also called Spring Festival, festival typically celebrated in China and other Asian countries.

Holiday begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends on the first full moon of the lunar calendar, 15 days later.

There are a few things people will prepare for the Lunar New Year.  First, people will thoroughly clean their houses to remove any

bad luck that might be lingering inside, a custom called “sweeping of the grounds.”

Next, On New Year’s eve and New Year’s day are traditionally reserved for family celebrations, including religious ceremonies

honouring ancestors.

Also on New Year’s day, family members receive red envelopes (lucky money) containing small amounts of money. Children love

this tradition much and they are very excited to receive lucky money.

Dances and fireworks are is important and indispensable throughout the holidays, culminating in the Lantern Festival, which is

celebrated on the last day of the New Year’s celebrations. On this night colourful lanterns light up the houses, and traditional

foods such as yuanxiao (sticky rice balls that symbolize family unity), fagao (prosperity cake), and yusheng (raw fish and

vegetable salad) are served.

During Lunar New Year, there are 6 categories of things that will never be out of fashion. Red envelopes (New Year’s Card),

cigarettes, alcohol, tea, fruits, and health foods are good choices for you to visit and gift relatives, friends or college. Simply, you

just give a red envelope, or an 3D pop up New Year card which is the most welcomed and direct way to show your sincerity and


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