Chinese New Year February 8th year
Chinese New Year is a rather unusual holiday. In recent years, it is customary for him to pay attention even in Western countries, including Russia. This event is very interesting to many, since it is very different from the European and American New Year.
Features of the Chinese New Year
The first and main feature, which is usually always paid attention to — is another date. This holiday is annually celebrated with different numbers, and it varies from February 21 to January 21. The reason for changing the date of the celebration is very simple, although many do not realize it.
The new year in the Chinese calendar is closely related to the state of the moon. It is tied to the new moon after the winter solstice. This year, Chinese New Year will be celebrated on February 8.
On February 8, the Year of the Fire Monkey will take effect. The next year the world will celebrate only after 60 years. The celebration usually lasts as long as 15 days, the last of which is called the holiday of lanterns.
On this special day, most Chinese families gather for a gala dinner, the purpose of which is to bring together family members. By the way, in a similar way New Year is celebrated in several countries of East Asia. The literal translation of this holiday from Chinese is “the holiday of spring”.
Chinese Traditions and Superstitions
The Chinese New Year is connected with many superstitions and traditions that came to Eastern culture from ancient times, in many ways forming the Chinese calendar. This is the most important period, which is usually celebrated with great fun and attention.
February 8 of the year, in accordance with the traditions, the Chinese will launch fireworks, which according to legend scare away evil spirits. This tradition has passed to Europe, the USA and other Christian countries, where they also launch fireworks on the New Year. The Chinese believe that this action can bring the spirit of peace and kindness into the house.
On the first day of the year, in East Asia and in China in particular, remember ancestors, giving them your memory of them. At the very end of the day, families meet good spirits who protect their families, who will then fly away to the world of the gods to tell about the life of people.
The rest of the Chinese New Year is similar to the usual European — people give presents to each other, each family is carefully cleaned at home, symbolically cleaning your life from dirt, mishaps and curses.
Chinese culture has a huge impact on our New Year’s traditions. We hope that this Year of the Fire Monkey will bring us luck and happiness. Chinese soothsayers celebrate this year as favorable and very promising. We wish you success in any endeavors — love you, health, and do not forget to press the buttons and