HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

HAPPY CHINESE NEWYEAR!

Chinese New Year is perhaps the biggest and most important annual festival for Chinese and the Chinese communities world wide. The event is celebrated on the first day of the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Each year is named after one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

The year 2023, which begins on January 22, 2023 (Chinese New Year), and ends on February 9, 2024, is known as the year of the water rabbit. In Chinese culture, the rabbit is considered the luckiest of the 12 zodiac animals, representing peace and longevity.

Chinese New Year is actually celebrated for 15 consecutive days, but the first three days are most important.houses are decorated with an abundance of brightly coloured lights

One of the most significant traditions is the reunion dinner. Families get together for a feast. Traditional foods such as dumplings, fish, and glutinous rice cakes are prepared.

The popular practice is that everyone gathers around the dining table to toss the ingredients high in the air while exclaiming well wishes and joyful exclamations of what they hope for in the coming year. The significance of the toss symbolizes an increase in abundance, prosperity and all good things.It is almost customary to have oranges and tangerines during Chinese New Year

Dragon dances are performed during Chinese New Year to scare away evil spirits and bring good luck and fortune for the coming year.

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