Chinese New Year on the Eastern Calendar: traditions of attracting good luck
Chinese New Year is a holiday that is celebrated not only in the countries of the Eastern world. The traditions of the Eastern New Year have long been part of Western countries, including Russia.
Chinese New Year
The second name of the Chinese New Year in the Eastern calendar is the Spring Holiday. Remarkably, this celebration is celebrated for 15 days. The beginning of the celebration falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice: the Chinese prefer the lunar calendar, focusing on it in life and on holidays.
This means that the 15-day holiday period begins on the day between January 21 and February 21.
This holiday is very ancient. It reflects the respect of Eastern countries in relation to their myths and traditions. As is known, the ancient Chinese beliefs contain information that a certain animal and a certain element rule each year.
This year, the Fire Monkey will take effect. In total, the Chinese calendar has 12 animals and 5 elements. The repetition of the combination of an animal with a certain element happens only once in 60 years.
Traditions to attract good luck
Many Russians celebrate the spring festival in accordance with Chinese traditions and the Eastern calendar. This applies not only to areas where Buddhism is common — in the European part of the country there are also many people who like the traditions of the east.
Usually to attract good luck on the first day of the holiday fireworks start, and in houses incense is lit. According to legend, fire scares evil spirits. This is such a well-known custom that fireworks were launched all over the world on New Year’s Eve, but not everyone knows the true nature of this tradition.
Also throughout the world, according to the Eastern calendar, each year is designated by one of 12 animals and one of 5 elements. So it is customary to give tribute to ancient myths.
To attract good luck in the Eastern New Year adopted put food near the exit from home. The ancient Chinese claimed that it provided protection from the attack of evil spirits, demons, called Nian. If they accept the gifts of people, then do not touch them for a year.
You can protect yourself from evil forces with red lanterns at the windows, because the red color scares away all bad and evil things.
To attract luck, you need complete all important household chores, and also to celebrate the Spring Festival with his family. In accordance with Chinese traditions, this is one of the most important rules.
Observing all the above rules, you can make the next year a successful, favorable and simply positive. Those who want to follow the original customs of the Chinese New Year, will not be difficult to follow all the rules in order to protect themselves from evil spirits and from trouble. We wish you a successful holiday of spring, and do not forget to press buttons and