When will the New Year on the Chinese calendar
Most countries of the world managed to meet the New Year on the night of December 31 to January 1. However, in China it is customary to celebrate the holiday twice: according to the Gregorian and Eastern calendar.
In Russia, as in many other countries, the New Year has already passed, and only pleasant memories have remained of it. According to the eastern calendar, this event will be celebrated again on February 16, which means that each of us will have the opportunity to once again enjoy our favorite holiday. Recall that the power has passed a new patron — Yellow Earthen Dog.
How come the New Year according to the eastern calendar
It is unusual for many of us to hear that somewhere in the world New Year is celebrated twice, but this is true. The Chinese love this magical event so much that they mark it both on the eastern and the Gregorian calendar. New Year in China will come on February 16 at 18:13 Moscow time.
Changes will begin with a change of patron, and this year the reins of power are transferred to the Yellow Earthen Dog. Perhaps some of you have already learned about her kindness and generosity. If you have had time to piss off the new mistress and have already felt her anger, then do not waste your time and try to please her as soon as possible.
If in Western countries New Year is celebrated on the night of December 31 to January 1, then in China the holiday lasts for 15 days. This period is officially considered to be non-working, so every resident of the country has the opportunity to relax and spend time joyfully and unforgettably.
How to prepare for the meeting of the Chinese New Year
As in Western countries, the Chinese are starting to prepare for the New Year in a few weeks. Preparation begins with cleaning not only houses, but also streets. Getting rid of old and unnecessary things is the most important tradition.
It is necessary to put things in order in the dwelling, so you need to get out even in hard-to-reach places.
In many countries, the main Christmas decoration is the Christmas tree, but in China, its replacement was the tangerine tree — a symbol of wealth and good luck. Traditionally, each house is decorated with various decorations, garlands and animal patron figures. It is advisable to hang 5 multi-colored ribbons near the front door so that the current year will bring you success in all spheres of life.
As in any other country, the main attribute of the Chinese New Year is the holiday table. As a treat, it is customary to serve a variety of sweets, rice and Chinese dumplings with cabbage. It is believed that sweet dishes attract love and harmony to every person’s life, while rice and dumplings symbolize abundance and wealth.
At the New Year’s table, it is necessary to allocate a place even to those family members who could not visit your house that day. Plates, glasses, napkins and cutlery are put there. It is customary to celebrate Chinese New Year with your family, and you can only invite friends to the house or the next day.
If there is a tradition in your family to celebrate Chinese New Year, then it is time to think about decorating the house. As an ornament, you can use the usual red thread. With it, you can find happiness and success. We wish you good luck and prosperity, and don’t forget to press the buttons and