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ShiviJanuary 29, 202011min1160

Chinese New Year – Know Everything, Interesting Facts & Traditions

Fireworks, parades, red envelopes, lights, and everything wonderful connection with the Chinese New Year make it a captivating event worth witnessing. The glitz and allurement affecting the gorgeous decorations with the traditional & modern actions would undoubtedly set celebration goals for you.

 

Chinese New Year Rat Art

 

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The Chinese New year is commemorated on the first day of the First Moon of the lunar calendar. The analogous date in the solar calendar modifies from as early as January 21st to as late as February 19th. Chinese New Year, as the Western New Year, implied turning over a new leaf. Culturally, it is a time for family reunions, and for visiting friends and relatives. This holiday, more than any other Chinese holiday, is emphasised on the influence of family ties. The Chinese New year’s Eve dinner meeting is among the most significant family occasions of the year.

 

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Sweeping of the Grounds

Arrangements for the Chinese New Year in old China starts well in advance of the New Year’s Day. The 20th of the Twelfth Moon is all set aside for the annual housecleaning or the “sweeping of the grounds“. Every corner of the house must be swept and cleaned in preparation for the new year like it is in India during Diwali Festival. SpringCouplets, written in black ink on large upright scrolls of red paper, are put on the walls or on the sides of the gate-ways. These couplets, short poems, and other inscriptions are written in Classical Chinese and are expressed of good wishes for the family in the coming year. In addition, symbolic flowers and fruits are also used to illuminate the house, and colourful new year pictures (NIAN HUA) are placed on the walls.

Interesting huh! read 10 facts about Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year Is Also Known As The Spring Festival

In China, the new year is called chunjie (春节), which means ‘Spring Festival’. Although it is still wintertime in China, it is termed the ‘Spring Festival’ as it signifies the end of the coldest days of winter, which is a symbol of the coming spring season.

Chinese New Year Does Not Have A Set Date

The Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) is based on the Lunar Calendar during the full moon phase between 1st January and 15th January. Nevertheless, when it is measured using the Gregorian (solar) calendar, the Chinese New Year may fall anywhere from 21st January to 20th February. For example, in the year 2020, the Chinese New Year will fall on the 25th of January.

 

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It Is A Day For Praying To Gods And Fighting Off Monsters

The Spring Festival in China started as a day to pray to Gods for a good reaping season and to ward-off any mishap. As much of the country was profoundly dependent on agriculture, the harvest was everything and God had to be gratified by way of advancing the best foods in a religious tradition.

As per an old-fashioned myth, however, the festival began after one brave little boy fought-off a monster named Nian (年) using firecrackers. The next day, people celebrated their endurance by setting off even more firecrackers. And that system became a significant part of the Spring Festival.

 

The Most Fireworks Are Set Off In The World That Night

As per the ancient myth (see above point), firecrackers are deemed to scare-off monsters and bad luck. So on the eve of the Chinese New Year, people set off firecrackers at night and follow it up with more firecrackers in the morning to welcome the new year and good luck. However, the officials have started to crack down on this system by banning fireworks, due to elevated levels of air pollution and growing concerns about global warming and the health and safety of residents in as many and 500 cities of China. Beijing had banned fireworks for 13 years. The ban was lifted in 2006 to please the angry public – this also happens.

 

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It Is The Longest Chinese Holiday

The Spring Festival continues for 16 days including New Year’s Eve. However, as the celebration is based on the Lunar calendar, the holiday season can begin as early as in December with the Laba Festival (腊八节—là bā jié) which would give it around 40 days of celebrations! So in the arrangement, people will buy nian huo (年货), (New Year’s products) and stalk up on cooking supplies, gifts, new clothes, etc. before the New Year festival commences.

 

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The Spring Festival Causes The Largest Human Migration In The World

As described earlier, it is tradition to spend the Chinese New Year with your family and everyone goes back to their parents and loved ones for a family gathering.

No Showering, Sweeping Or Throwing Out Of Garbage Allowed!

As the Spring Festival is all about carrying good luck and warding off sinister and bad luck, showering isn’t allowed on New Year’s Day and sweeping and thrusting out the garbage isn’t allowed before the 5th day. This is to make sure you don’t wash away the good luck! On the other hand, there’s a day before the Spring Festival devoted to cleaning. This day is to sweep the bad luck away and make room for the good. Most hair salons are closed throughout the whole of the Chinese New Year because cutting har is taboo during that time.

 

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Children Receive Lucky Money In Red Envelopes

It wouldn’t be much of a festival without gifts being reciprocated. Gifts are exchanged during the Spring Festival, though, children also receive money in red envelopes as a representation of transferring good fortune from the seniors to the children. These red envelopes or pockets are also exchanged between bosses and employees, co-workers, and friends.

 

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Chinese New Year Ends With The Lantern Festival

The first full moon of the (lunar) year is the Yuanxiao Festival (元宵节—yuán xiāo jié) or Lantern Festival (灯节—dēng jié). Though the family is still relevant, it’s still a night of partying and leisure. In ancient times, girls weren’t allowed to move outside by themselves. But on this night, they are free to take strolls, moon-gaze and look at the gorgeous lanterns. Because of this, it’s also known as Valentine’s Day in China.

 

The New Year Greeting In Chinese Is “Xin Nian Kuai Le”

The expression literally means “Happy New Year.” But in Hong Kong and other Cantonese-speaking countries, it’s more common to say “gong hei fat choy.” In Mandarin Chinese, it’s “gong xi fa cai” (恭喜发财). It implies “congratulations on the fortune.”

 

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ShiviJanuary 25, 202010min220

Each one of us, be, it an elderly person or a kid, everyone loves to get gifts. And if we get gifts in the form of surprises then its icing on the cake. Chinese New Year is there and what could be a better time than this to give some gifts to your loved ones, friends, family members, office colleagues, etc.  At this time of the year lot of e-commerce websites will come with different offers, so are we at Banggood have come with some of the best offers that won’t let you control your desire to buy something for your loved ones. Celebrate Chinese New Year with Banggood by buying and giving different gifts to your near and dear ones.

Baoding Balls – We all get stressed due to some of the other reasons in our lives and if we can find something that can help in releasing the stress at any time of the day, what more we want? These Baoding balls are a Chinese stress relaxation therapy massage Baoding Balls that you can carry with you anywhere and everywhere. These balls are trendy and easy to use.

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Comedone Extractor – Adolescence is where we all have got pimples and acne. Comedone Extractor is a blackhead pimple extractor that not only helps you in taking out your pimple but you can also extract your acne with them. Easy to carry and also comes with a mirror with it. It is easy to use and can give you a look which you want pretty quickly.

0.01 lucky Draw – You must be wondering what is 0.01 lucky Draw?  This is a snatch card which works like a scratch card and is available at a throwaway price. There will be a lucky draw that will be held if you buy this product. If you get lucky and win in this contest then guess what? You can get something that you have always dreamt of having but unable to buy due to being it very expensive. This is your chance to get it.

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Free – As the name suggests free, it is actually free of cost, you just need to invite your family and friends who can bargain for you and the price will be slashed, isn’t it amazing?

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Vsco Necklaces – The moment word necklace comes the next moment we think about a women wearing it, isn’t it. But honestly, now it is no more like that, in fact, I would like to say that gone are those days when only women use to wear necklaces. Nowadays even men love to wear not exactly necklaces but patterns close to necklaces that suit their personality, style, and quotient. We have Vsco Necklaces that fit both men and women.

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Bansey Shoes – Shoes are always associated with the class. These Bansey Shoes not only shows your style quotient but also shows how much classy you are and make you look different in the crowd. We all want to be different from what other people are wearing and want to get the attention and these shoes can get you that without you doing anything out of the box.

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Chest Bag – We are having cool and trendy Chest Bag that can enhance your personality and looks. This can be used for multi-purpose like to carry your books in your college or for a day outing or even in the gym. As the name suggests these are cool chest bags that can be worn on your back or chest. We have lot of designs and patterns and it will be a task for you to choose among so many happening bags.

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Comfy Sandals – There are a lot and different type of sandals which are available in the market, though seldom you get hand made stitched sandals. Yes, you read it right hand made stitched sandals are what we have in our collection and they are not very expensive which can create a hole in your pocket if you are intending to buy it. They are available in different colors, sizes, and patterns.

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Digital Clock – We have different types of digital clocks that have an LED display in it with multiple options like Alarm, time snooze feature, backlit and what not. There are different options to choose from and this can put glitter on your table as they look so cool. We have a digital clock in the form of a pyramid or a large 3D digital wall clock as well, doesn’t it sound interesting?

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Canvas Ust – Caps or shoes or anything that you can think of and we have them available with us that is made of canvas. It is easy to wash them and gives a different look and style. They can go with anything that you plan to wear and are suited for almost all occasions and look pretty cool. They are available both for men and women and in different sizes.ustcanvas

 

Well, these are some of the items that I have mentioned but the list is huge and it is very difficult to cover each and every item here. You can explore our website for more trendy and cool stuff that is there on Banggood.

Visit it now and enjoy shopping and Happy Chinese New Year !!!

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