Chinese New Year Celebrations

This is the most awaited festival for the people of china and it is celebrated with great enthusiasm. People indulge in the preparations many days before only and just get involved with cleaning, decorating and buying things for the home. It is a great way of family reunions also with fun and feasts. Chinese New Year is similar to the western one but here people in china have more excitement to celebrate and welcome it. Chinese New Year holds a great history of the Chinese traditions and cultures; it is full of riches and valor. The five essential elements are pooled with the animal symbols, and a sixty-year lunar calendar is created out of it. Chinese months are deemed to be, work according to the lunar calendar, by each month commencing with the darkest day proceeding towards the blooming and spring days.

New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of the month and continue until the fifteenth, when the moon is observed brightest at night. In China, it is celebrated in a grand manner as days before only people start indulging in the preparations of New Year. This 15-day carnival is celebrated with great enthusiasm leading it to the final day, the 15th day of the first lunar month and is known to be celebrated as the Lantern Festival.

This day is considered as the most auspicious as people in china believe that this day fetches good luck, happiness and prosperity. They clean up their homes from top to bottom, new paints on the doors and windowpanes, put up new clothes preferably red colored. Then lanterns are very important as the Chinese New Year concludes with celebrating the lantern festival with lantern parades.

 The exchange of gifts is also a tradition similar to the western tradition, but here people prefer to wrap the gifts in the red colored wrapping papers. On this day, special prayers are performed and a special tray of togetherness is served filled with sweets. This day also calls for the family get-togethers and family feasts. The entire city is ornamented with lights and decorating stuff. At night, the entire sky is bejeweled by the fireworks. Kids are the most excited when there happens to be any celebration, thus there has to be some special Chinese New Year celebrations for kids.

The beginning of a new year carries happiness, new hopes and inspirations along with itself. The country is lighted up to brush away all the evils and bad luck from the lives and bringing in the peace and optimism. In china, these all traditions are followed in accordance with the celebrations of the New Year.

This year, Chinese New Year celebration will start around January, as the New Year in China is falling on the 23rd of January, so people its high time just pull up your sleeves in the winters even as to welcome the most awaited festival in china.

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