Beginning and EndThe Chinese New Year starts between lateJanuary and early February.It lasts for 15 days and the celebrationsnormally start 2 days before. Please enjoy Kung Hei Fat Choi (Happy New Year)
Ancient CustomsThe New Year used to be a time of fear not happiness.People were afraid of a spirit called Nian.It is said the festival originated by people making noise toscare Nian for the New Year.
Chinese Lunar CalendarThe Chinese Lunar Calendar names name’s eachof 12 years after an animal.There are 12 animals for each of the 12 years afteran animal.the Chinese say that animal rule the year yourborn influences your personality.
The Animals!The animals for the years are:Rat RoosterOx DogTiger BoarRabbitDragon The Chinese believeSnake that theHorse Animal ruling theSheep year you are bornMonkey represents your personality
Food Their food for the New Year is: Springrolls,eggrolls Lettuce wraps with chicken (They sometimes use oysters) Peking duck Sweet and sour pork or chicken Whole steamed fish called (Yu)
GiftsMarried couples give children redenvelopes with a new years messageon the outside and money for NewYear treat on the inside!
Chinese DragonThe Dragon sacred animal in ChinaIt was the emblem for the EmperorsIt is the one of the divine animals:The UnicornThe DragonThe Phoenix andThe Tortoise
Celebrations All Over The World!Because of emigration ChineseNew Year celebration happen allthe world
Lantern festival On the the there is a big fifteenthand final day there is a lanternfestival. There are parades for childrenand lots of parties.
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