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Chinese New Year 春节 Chúxì Year of the Pig
Also called- Lunar New Year and Spring Festival
It is celebrated on the first day of the Xia Dynasty-Chinese Calendar
Before the New Year
Clean up Time!
The Chinese believe that you must clean your house to have better luck in the new year.
Decorations They believe that red is a lucky color so before the new year they decorate their houses and stores with red decorations. The Mandarin plant is also used to decorate their homes just like we decorate using a Christmas tree at Christmas.
Red Pocket Envelopes
The red pocket envelopes are filled with money and given to family members and close friends to wish them luck in the New Year. Even numbers of $ are given. However, they never give a gift of $4.00. Four is considered an unlucky number.
The Day of The Chinese New Year
They have a parade!
They also spend time with family and have great food much like we do!