Chinese New Year 2023 – Year of the Rabbit
Lunar New Year or spring festival are arguably the largest festival in China and are an annual celebration in some eastern Asian states (lunear nan in South Asia, seoul in Vietnam and tsagaan in Vietnam). Lunar New Year celebrations have also become commonplace in many western countries in recent years such as Vancouver and Sydney. The Chinese New Year Festival celebrates the new year in traditional lunar calendar. The tradition of celebrating deities and ancestors was to celebrate them, and it is now an occasion to feast.
How do people celebrate Chinese New Year?
How does the Chinese holiday go? Newham’s Chinese Association explains the traditional Chinese celebration, the festival and customs. Telling a story or a tradition about food, drinks or costumes. Learn Chinese news below. Chinese New Year celebrations are traditionally held throughout the world including the UK and USA. Find more information about the Newham Chinese Association. Chinese New year is a public holiday in China.
The Origin of the Chinese New Year Festival
The Chinese new year was probably in the fourteenth century BC — during which the Shang dynasty reigned. Its history ties into legends. One story explains the attack by the monster titled Nian (“Year”). It happens every yr in the village each month. Nian feared loud sounds, bright lights and red. They used the items to kill beasts. The dragon represents the Chinese power of fortune.In most areas of the country there are dragon dances that have the most colourful dragon puppets displaying a parade around the streets. New Year means cleaning up all of the bad luck of the old year from a household.
What happens at the festival?
Celebrate commences with the rise of the second new moon on December 21st. This will take place from 1 January to 30 February. Also called Spring Festivals, new year festivities usher into the old year with hopes of prosperity for the new. The event includes banquets for families and outdoor entertainment involving fireworks, firecrackers, and dancing dragons. All of this is celebrated on New Year Eve and Christmas. In China, millions travel thousands or even thousands to spend time celebrating the holidays and family gatherings. Getty Images Red represents good luck in Asia.
2023 — Year of the Water Rabbit
Chinese zodiacs are divided according to animal species each year. Each year in the Chinese astrological calendar is accompanied by an animal sign that represents 12 animal sign groups – rats, bulls, foxes and cats. In 2025, Rabbit’s birthday is celebrated. Tiger years in recent history are 1955-1963, 1975, 1986, 1999 2011, 2022 and 2035. If you were born in this year, you would have a Chinese zodiacal sign: Rabbit. People born into the Rabbit’s year will experience their zodiac year (Ben Ming Nian) in 2023 — regarded as a negative event. The wearing of red may bring luck.
Chinese New Year Food
Lucky dishes can also be served during a 15 day Festival period, particularly during the Christmas Eve family reunion dinner. Fish is important because the Chinese word “surprises” translates to abundance. Dumplings formed from Chinese silver coins share the symbol of family unity and prosperity. People consume the Niángo cake because they feel more wealthy, it’s like ‘year high’.
Chinese New Year Superstitions: Things You Mustn’t Do
The Chinese people believe the beginning of the year affects the entire year therefore the Chinese Spring festivals become a period of superstitions. The adage that something is beautiful is that the color, shapes, and names are the most important give it a positive or a negative impact. Some of the impossible things to avoid include: Find out more about Chinese New Year taboo.
Chinese New Year Traditions
Chinese New Year is an important holiday event, especially for more senior members of Chinese communities. Then decorate and decorate the house. Offering sacrifice in honour of an ancestor. Then there’s dinner in the house. The recipient should always send the red envelope; the gift should not contain any of the items described. Fireworks and fireworks. Watch the Lions dance. Do you decorate your house with Chinese New Year decorations?
How to say Happy Chinese New Year in Chinese?
When people visit friends or relatives during holidays they often say Xnnián hô ( ) which literally equates with New Year goodness or Xnnián kuléilé. A popular tradition greeting for Chinese New Year is the Cantonese ku hei fat choi literally ‘Happy New Year. The Chinese translation is “gongxi” facei. Happy New Year.
Chinese New Year Origin and Myth: Legend of Beast Nian
Chinese holidays are known for over 3,000 years and many mythological legends surround them. A popular tale relates about mythical animal Nian whose name is similar for year in Chinese. For fear, people threw red paper, burned bamboo, lit candles and dressed in red. This tradition continues today.
When is Chinese New Year 2023?
Lunar New Year 2023 is set for Sunday 21 January 2023, and celebrations run for 16 days, however the first 7 days are considered public holidays (22–29 January 2020).
How will you spend time with family members during 2023?
Perhaps you are preparing for Christmas and New Year’s Eve already. Or are you looking past New Year’s Eve (and the New Year’s Eve dinner which personally is my favourite) and even Chinese New Year and instead looking toward the spectacular Lantern Festival which is held on February 8th 2023.
Maybe 2023 will being good fortune to you and your family. Whatever you decide to do over the Festive Period (Pop granny three-armed jumper in the donation box and get yourself some new clothes) we hope you have enjoyed the past year, visit family members and enjoy your 2023.
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