Chinese New Year
Posted by: victor
In Japan, new year has been on the same date as in Werstern Countries since the Meiji era.
However in China, it still remains unchanged for people to celebrate the "old" new year while they have fun in on 1January as well.
Chinese New Year,or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays.
In the morning, children will greet their parents by wishing them a healthy and happy new year, and receive money in red paper envelopes.
These lanterns differ from those of Mid Autumn Festival in general. They will be red in colour and tend to be oval in shape. These are the traditional Chinese paper lanterns. Those lanterns, used on the fifteenth day of the Chinese New Year for the Lantern Festival, are bright, colourful, and in many different sizes and shapes.
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.
The Chinese New Year tradition is a great way to reconcile; forgetting all grudges, and sincerely wish peace and happiness for everyone.
Is there a special kind of method of celebrating new year in your country?
Posted by: victor (January 11, 2011 2:00 PM)