Chinese New Year February 19
The date of the Chinese New Year depends on the phase of the moon. Usually, the Chinese New Year comes in the period from January 21 to February 21. This holiday is also called the Lunar New Year, as it comes on the second new moon after the winter solstice.
When does Chinese New Year start? Celebrate Chinese New Year on the night of February 18-19. It turns out that February 19 is the first day of the New Year according to the Chinese calendar.
The story of the celebration of the New Year in China
One of the symbols of the New Year in China — the Dragon. Once upon a time, the New Year in China was a day of horror and fear. Every year on this day a monster flew in and devoured all life.
The dragon was called Nian. Once the old man stood up for the people. He was not afraid of Nian and told him that he needed to fight with his peers in strength and height, and offered to hunt animals, not people. The dragon listened to the elder and flew away.
But the inhabitants were still afraid of Niana and, for protection by the New Year, they decorated their dwellings with red lanterns, as the Dragon was afraid of this color.
Chinese New Year Tradition
Chinese New Year is rich in customs and traditions. The celebration on this holiday on the streets of Chinese cities is a bright and interesting sight.
- New Year, the Chinese celebrate 15 days. Interestingly, every day of the holiday has its own values and customs. The Chinese are carefully preparing for the arrival of the New Year. Traditionally, the inhabitants of this country pre-clean in their homes, getting rid of old and unnecessary things. Dirt and dust in the house, according to the Chinese, disrespect for the symbol of the coming year.
- The color of the Chinese New Year is red. That is why all the festive decorations in houses, on the streets and squares are red. Red represents joy, sun and protection from evil spirits.
- A rich table for a holiday the Chinese people — the key to prosperity and good luck in the coming year. The following dishes must be on the New Year’s table: rice as a symbol of wealth, noodles as a sign of long life, fish as a sign of prosperity and success.
- There is an old gift tradition in Chinaand. In many families, it is customary to give red envelopes with money inside. Such a gift, according to residents of this country, helps to attract good luck in the coming year. If the Chinese in the New Year go to someone to visit, then be sure to take two tangerines from the house. These two fruits personify wealth and abundance, so that the hosts, who receive guests with such gifts, are always very happy for such a significant gift.
- Chinese New Year itself is called Chunjie in Chinese, which means spring festival. On the last day of the New Year, the Lantern Festival is organized — people enter the square and launch sky lanterns into the sky. When you start the flashlight, be sure to make a wish.
Do not forget that the symbol of this year, the Wooden Goat (Sheep), enters its legal rights on February 19 in Chinese New Year. Good luck and don’t forget to press the buttons and