Interesting Facts About Chinese New Year

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I) Chinese New Year is also known as Spring Festival and is celebrated at the turn of the lunar calendar, typically in late January or early February.


The celebration typically lasts for 15 days, with the most important events taking place on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

III) Red decorations and lanterns are commonly used during the festival, as red is believed to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck.

IV) One of the most important traditions of Chinese New Year is the reunion dinner, where families gather to enjoy a feast together.

V) Chinese New Year is also a time for forgiveness and letting go of grudges, and for wishing for good fortune and prosperity in the new year.

VI) According to the Chinese zodiac, the animal that represents the year 2023 is the rabbit. The Chinese zodiac assigns an animal to each year in a 12-year cycle, with the rabbit being the fourth animal in the cycle. People born in the year of the rabbit are said to be refined, elegant, and compassionate. They are also believed to be good at communicating and have a strong sense of artistic talent.

VII) Traditional foods hold great importance during Chinese New Year. Dumplings (jiaozi) are a must-have dish, symbolizing wealth and good fortune. Other dishes, such as fish (for surplus), niangao (a sticky rice cake for prosperity), and longevity noodles, also play significant roles.

VIII) There are various superstitions associated with Chinese New Year. For example, it is considered unlucky to say negative words or break things during the festival, as it may bring bad luck for the year ahead.

IX) Before the New Year, families thoroughly clean their homes to sweep away bad luck and make way for good fortune. Red decorations, lanterns, and couplets are hung to symbolize happiness and prosperity.

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