Chinese New Year: when it starts and ends
In China, the New Year begins always at different times. Many people in Russia also celebrate it, and this is not only characteristic of the Far Eastern regions of the country.
Eastern traditions more and more often seep into our lives. Eastern New Year is no exception. People follow the Chinese calendar and the changing of animal mascots.
Talisman of the year — Yellow Earthen Dog. It is a symbol of wisdom, loyalty, love and friendship. In terms of sentiment, this year should be very calm and measured.
Features of the New Year in China
Every time the date of the New Year changes. It depends on the lunar calendar, because the date falls on the second New Moon after December 21 — the day of the winter solstice. This time is such a day — February 16. This date will be considered the beginning of the celebration of the New Year.
It starts because it takes more than one day. In the east, this holiday is always above all, so it lasts two weeks. Ends all the holiday lanterns.
it will be 2nd of March. Despite such a long period of holidays, the Chinese rest as much as we do, 7 days.
Due to the fact that the New Year is tied to the lunar cycle, it begins not at 00:00, but at another time. In China, the year will come this time at 6:13 pm Moscow time. That is how many will begin the second New Moon after December 21.
This tradition in China and related countries for more than 4,000 years. Throughout their history, these peoples live by their rules. They even have their own chronology.
This time it will not come, but the year 4716 according to the eastern calendar.
Traditions of Chinese New Year
In our country, vaguely represent how extensive this holiday is in the east. Absolutely all people leave the house, everyone is happy and rejoicing. In cities and towns make a stuffed evil spirit, like a dragon.
The Chinese believe that on every New Year the evil spirit comes out of its lair to try to capture this world, but the explosions of fireworks scare it away. The same makes and red color, which literally everywhere.
This is a holiday of spring, a family holiday. Chinese and people of other nationalities come home, even if they live very far away. These are the days of family unity and the days of love and care. In Russia, too, they are beginning to adopt these good habits, so for the coming weekend to the Chinese New Year, people invite guests or visit, visit their parents.
For this purpose, the 17th and 18th numbers are suitable — Saturday and Sunday.
One way or another, but Chinese traditions are seeping into many cultures. People have always had a weakness for Eastern customs and habits. February 16 is a reason to cheer yourself up, to plunge into pleasant matters. Good luck, and don’t forget to press the buttons and