New Year’s Eve in Chinese

Posted: August 14th, 2013 | Author: | Travel

Those who would like to welcome the New Year in exotic, memorable way,  they should put the money and go for a New Year’s Eve in China. In the new 2015 year the Chinese will celebrate the year of the horse, and the start of the new year according to the Chinese calendar usually falls in late January and early February.

yewenyi / photo on flickr

yewenyi / photo on flickr

This year, it will be January 31. Chinese people attach great importance to the celebration of the New Year, the Spring Festival. So, if you decide to to participate, you will not be able to complain about the lack of attractions. Waiting for you a lot of colorful festivals and fairs, shows dance, acrobatics, dancing dragons. Chinese people are preparing for holidays for weeks in advance. They clean up their apartment, regulate financial affairs. Houses and streets are decorated with ornaments in shades of red; thiscolor is very important in Chinese culture and tradition.

The window frames and door frames are painted red. All this is at the expulsion of spirit and power before the New Year. On the New Year’s Eve, the Chinese sit with the tables with their families and eat delicious traditional dishes. Among them are special dumplings, fish and cake for New Year. Each of these courses has its own meaning and symbolism, their presence on the holiday table is intended to provide welfare to home residents and good luck. After dinner, the Chinese people watch TV with a New Year gala show, or take part in it live. Then, they admire the spectacular fireworks. According to tradition, the younger members of the family should be blessed with  red envelopes with money from the elderly. Young people should thank for this gesture and  bow, which is also an expression of respect for the elderly.

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