The starting date of Chinese New Yearis determined by the lunisolar calendartraditionally in China and other nations who have been influenced culture, as Korean, Japanese or Vietnamese.
-What happens?During which, family members have largemeal together, children fire crackers andfireworks for joy, friends visit each other tosend gifts with their best wishes main streetsand buildings are well decorated, red colorwidely used makes the atmosphere warm andexciting.
-What do you eat ? Nian Gao 年糕 Fish 鱼Chinese Dumplings 饺子 Spring Roll 春卷
Costumes Clothing mainly featuring the color red or bright colors is commonly worn throughout the Chinese New Year because it was once believed that red could scare away evil spirits and bad fortune. In addition, people typically wear new clothes from head to toe to symbolize anew beginning in the new year. Wearingnew clothes also symbolizes having more than enough things to use and wear in the new year.
Drangon Fire• Dragon and lion dances are common during Chinese New Year. It is believed that the loud beats of the drum and the deafening sounds of the cymbals together with the face of the dragon or lion dancing aggressively can evict bad or evil spirits. Lion dances are also popular for opening of businesses in Hong Kong and Macau.