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Chinese New Year: everything you need to know about the 15-day celebration

Chinese New Year: everything you need to know about the 15-day celebration

Chinese New Year: everything you need to know about the 15-day celebration

The Chinese New Year, also known as “Spring Festival”, is the most important celebration in China that, unlike other countries, does not begin on January 1, and is one of the longest celebrations that lasts 15 days and is the equivalent of combining Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Next, in this note we will give you the most important details.

For many people it is curious why the Chinese New Year is not celebrated on December 1, and this is because it is based on the lunar calendar and not on the Gregorian, its start and end date varies each year. However, the New Year is celebrated on the day of the second new moon after the solstice, which occurs between January 21 and February 20, at which time the beginning of the year may fall.

Among other details of the celebration of the western country, it is the relationship of human beings with animals. In China it is believed that there is a link between man and a dozen animals, per lunar cycle, that is, each year is designated under one of them. For this 2022, according to the Chinese calendar it would be represented by the Tiger, and the festivities will begin on February 1.

HOW MANY DAYS DOES THE CHINESE NEW YEAR BE CELEBRATED?

The Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days until the middle of the first month. It is known as the biggest party in the world because it is estimated that one sixth of the population celebrates it. This celebration involves the largest movement of people in China, filling all public transport.

WHEN IS THE NEW YEAR CELEBRATED IN CHINA?

As we mentioned, the Chinese New Year is decided by the traditional Chinese calendar, which is based on the lunar and changes every year, but always takes place in the period from January 21 to February 20.

HOW IS THE CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATED?

On the eve of the Chinese New Year, families gather for dinner together. He also has a habit of staying home to receive good fortune or visit in-laws. In addition, money is given in a red envelope, called “hong bao” to children and adults without a partner. In recent years, the gift has migrated to digital.

FIREWORKS IN THE CHINESE NEW YEAR

Another of the customs in China is to launch fireworks from the first minute of the Chinese New Year, either in the squares of the main cities or in private celebrations.

CHINESE NEW YEAR RITUALS

There are Chinese New Year rituals to attract fortune, one of them is coins, with which the Chinese try to mobilize the energies of savings and abundance. To do this, we must put two coins in a red bag and, the next day, put two more coins.

Another popular tradition is the law of compensation, which implies that whatever we give, always comes back.

WHAT ANIMAL WILL THE CHINESE NEW YEAR 2022 REPRESENT?

The representative animal for Chinese New Year 2022 is the Water Tiger. This sign symbolizes bravery, strength and the exorcism of evils. People born under this sign are usually very brave, active and not afraid of challenges. They like to set goals that, in turn, are loaded with a good dose of challenge.

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