10 Facts about Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is also known as Lunar New Year. It is one of the most important public holidays of China. It is celebrated on the first day of the first month according to the Chinese calendar. According to a popular fable, the origin of this day lies in the fight against Nian, a beast in Chinese mythology. The Chinese New Year is around the corner and people are set to celebrate it with immense joy and zeal. The Chinese New Year this year will be celebrated on January 28th. Today, we will talk about the significance of Chinese New Year and will also throw light on some important facts about Chinese New Year.
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- Apart from China, the day is also celebrated in countries like Korea, Bhutan, Vietnam, Singapore and Hong Kong which follows Chinese calendar.
- It is celebrated in different ways in different countries but the predominant color in all the celebrations of this day is red.
- As per the tradition, red envelopes full of money is given to young people from the elderly people for luck and success
- Dragon and Lion dances are also very popular during Chinese New Year.
- People hang Fu symbol on the main door of house in order to invite luck and happiness
Dragon Dance and its essence
Dragon dance is usually performed during the Chinese New Year. The dance is performed by a team of dancers who manipulate the long flexible figure of a dragon. Chinese dragons are the symbol of auspiciousness, and they are believed to bring good luck. According to the tradition, the longer the dragon in the dance, the more luck it will bring for the community.
Some more interesting facts about Chinese New Year that you might not know
- The date of Chinese New Year changes each year. It falls between January 21 and February 20.
- The holiday is oddly called Spring Festival
- It is the festival of world’s 1/5 population
- There is world’s biggest annual fireworks usage
- Xinnian Kuaile means Happy New Year in China