Chinese spring festival introductionPresentation Transcript
Chinese New Year 2012 CiTG Chinese New Year Party Time: Start at 16:00 on 23rd Jan. 2012 Place: CiTG main building first floor (between elevator A and B) EAT WELL SLEEP WELL HAVE FUN DAY BY DAY STUDY HARD WORK HARD MAKE MONEY MORE AND MORE
Original of Chinese new year
China's traditional festivals have evolved through the centuries from past major events.
Long ago when people had a bountiful harvest, they gathered and celebrated their good fortune with gala performances.
When natural disasters struck, they offered sacrifices to the gods and their ancestors, hoping for a blessing.
The change of the seasons, flowers in spring, and the bright moon in autumn could all arouse their longing for a more beautiful life.
Thus, creative activities were held to signify these events. Gradually these activities developed into festivals.
Chinese New Year
According to the Chinese calendar, the New Moon on the first day of the new year -- the full moon is 15 days later. The Day is the Chinese Lunar New Year, also Spring Festival.
Chinese New Year, Celebrated internationally, including in Chinatowns, Chinese New Year is the most important holiday of the Chinese people, and many East Asians such as Mongolians, Koreans and Vietnamese who have holidays which fall on the same day.
Guò Nián 过 年 New year
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are celebrated as a family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving. The celebration was traditionally highlighted with a religious ceremony given in honor of Heaven and Earth, the gods of the household and the family ancestors.
The sacrifice to the ancestors, the most vital of all the rituals, united the living members with those who had passed away. Departed relatives are remembered with great respect because they were responsible for laying the foundations for the fortune and glory of the family.