Chinese New Year customs

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival is the main Chinese festival of the year. Reporters as Lauren Mack and Rose Mathews have written about Chinese traditional New Year celebration. In China it is customary to offer foods that symbolize prosperity, wealth, and good health. This goes in observing superstitious beliefs or traditions, since it is also their traditions for Chinese New Year to avoid things that could bring bad luck.

As the Chinese use the lunar calendar for their festivals, the date of Chinese New Year changes from year to year. The date corresponds to the new moon. This year, 2014, their New Year Eve falls on January 31 and they are entering the year of the Horse leaving behind the year of the Snake. Yin Hengmin, the ambassador of People’s Republic of China in Belgrade told that the horse is the symbol of speed and skill and that it is very friendly with humans and animals

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GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE CHINESE NEW YEAR

This festivity is also known as the Spring Festival, and it is the main Chinese event of the year. This celebration lasts for fifteen days at all, but the public holiday lasts for three days. During these days, the family gathers together and eat special New Year´s meals. Despite the fact that the public holiday lasts three days, celebrations keep going on during the entire holiday period.

Finally, this festivity ends with the lantern festival. This is a night of displays and painted lanterns. The most important activity during this lantern festival is the Dragon Dance. These dragons are usually made of paper, silk and bamboo; people hold them overhead and dance during their way along the parade routes.

So as to the chinese ney year in 2014, it will be the year of the Horse. It will be year 4712 on the Chinese Calendar . This year is very well known as he year of good luck; it is algo the sign of travelling, but mainly brings success. Chinese people have high expectations for horses and do not use them for farm work. It is said that horses can hel humans to win the battle. so, in conclussion, people who is born in the year of the horse is better known for taking care about their dressing, outlook and speech.

Sources:

– Chinese new year fast facts; December 20 11:35

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/15/world/asia/chinese-new-year-fast-facts/

-Chinese New Year in China; December 20 11:45

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/china/spring-festival

– Chinese New Year; December 20 11:50

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/chinesenewyear/chinesenewyear.aspx

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival is the main Chinese festival of the year.
As the Chinese use the lunar calendar for their festivals, the date of Chinese New Year changes from year to year. The date corresponds to the new moon. In 2014 it will be on January the 31.

It is customary to offer foods that symbolize prosperity, wealth, and good health when they have the money to spend for the celebration. This goes in observing superstitious beliefs or traditions, since it is also their traditions for Chinese New Year to avoid things that could bring bad luck.

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