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Chinese New Year 2020 Wishing Images,Chinese New Year Traditions & Decorations

About Chinese New Year 

According to the Chinese calendar, the New Moon on the first day of the new year .the full moon 15 days later. The Day is the Chinese Lunar New Year, also Spring Festival.

Chinese Lunar New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.Future Is Comming

Happy Chinese New Year 2020
Happy Chinese New Year 2020




The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese insert an extra month once every few years (seven years out of a 19-yearcycle). This is the same as adding an extra day on leap year. This is why, according to the solar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year.

New Year CaligraphNew Year's Eve and New Year's Day are celebrated as a family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving. The celebration was traditionally highlighted with a religious ceremony given in honor of Heaven and Earth, the gods of the household and the family ancestors.

The sacrifice to the ancestors, the most vital of all the rituals, united the living members with those who had passed away. Departed relatives are remembered with great respect because they were responsible for laying the foundations for the fortune and glory of the family.

The presence of the ancestors is acknowledged on New Year's Eve with a dinner arranged for them at the family banquet table. The spirits of the ancestors, together with the living, celebrate the onset of the New Year as one great community. The communal feast called "surrounding the stove" or weilu. It symbolizes family unity and honors the past and present generations.


Chinese New Year Traditions

Red Packets

itionally, red packets (Mandarin'hong bao' 紅包; Cantonese 'lai see' 利是) are passed out during the Chinese New Year's celebrations, from married couples to unmarried people. Chinese New Year is celebrated with firecrackers, dragon dances and lion dances. Typically the game of mahjong is played.

Red packets traditionally consisted of amounts which were considered multiples. Amounts like $2 (two piece of $1), or $20 were acceptable. Similarly "multiples" such as $1.10 and $2.20 were also acceptable. However, this is not strictly adhered to. The gift was originally a token amount but these days it is not uncommon to receive large sums in affluent families. In some families this tradition has evolved into the practice to substituting money-like instruments (stocks, bonds, unit trust) in place of large sums of cash..

Red packets are also given to unmarried visitors but the sums are often smaller than the packets given to family members or close friends.

First New Year's Day

New Year's day is also celebrated within the family. Usually family members gather on the morning of New Year's Day. It is at this gathering that red packets are given to unmarried members of the family. The age of the recipient is not material to receiving the packets. Married couples usually give out two red packets on the first new year after being married. This is because the wife presents one and the husband presents one. In subsequent years they may give one as a couple.

Second New Year's Day

The second day of the new year is usually for visiting the family of the wife if a couple is married. A large feast is also typically held on the second day of the new year.

Special Food

There are many foods in Chinese culture associated with the Lunar New Year. Some examples include the following: Niangao, Yusheng, Mandarin oranges, Whole steamed fish, Uncut noodles, Baked goods with seeds.


Chinese New Year decorations

Prior to New Year's Day, Chinese families decorate their living rooms with vases of pretty blossoms, platters of oranges and tangerines and a candy tray with eight varieties of dried sweet fruit. On walls and doors are poetic couplets, happy wishes written on red paper. These messages sound better than the typical fortune cookie messages. For instance, "May you enjoy continuous good health" and "May the Star of Happiness, the Star of Wealth and the Star of Longevity shine on you" are especially positive couplets.Paper cut, Fu

New Year's Couplets

New Year's couplets, written on two strips of red paper, are an important custom of the Chinese Spring Festival. On the lunar New Year's Eve, families in both urban and rural areas make it a point to grace their gate posts or door panels with the couplets, composed of two sentences that complement each other and often rhyme expressing their hopes for the coming year.

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Paper-cuts

Today in China, paper cuts have special significance on festivals and holidays. It is customary, for instance, to decorate entrances with paper cuts during the Spring Festival to celebrate the new year. The paper cuts are supposed to bring good luck.They adorn walls, windows, doors, columns, mirrors, lamps, and lanterns. They are also used to decorate presents or are given as presents themselves.

New Year's PaintingsBird flower

New Year's paintings are a type of Chinese folk art that draws inspiration from the rural landscape and expresses traditional notions of what is important in life, such as prosperity and babies. During the Spring Festival, many Chinese people pin up a few New Year's paintings in their living rooms to bid farewell to the old year and greet the new.

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Plants and Flowers

Paper cut tigerEvery traditional Chinese household should also have live blooming plants to symbolize rebirth and new growth. Flowers are believed to be symbolic of wealth and high positions in one's career. Lucky is the home with a plant that blooms on New Year's Day, for that foretells a year of prosperity. In more elaborate settings, plum blossoms just starting to bloom are arranged with bamboo and pine sprigs, the grouping symbolizing friends &endash; the plum blossom also signifies reliability and perseverance; the bamboo is known for its compatibility, its utility and its flexible stems for furniture and other articles;the evergreen pine evokes longevity and steadiness. Other highly prized flowers are the pussy willow,azalea, peony and water lily or narcissus.

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The Chinese firmly believe that without flowers, there would be no formation of any fruits. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to have flowers and floral decorations.

They are the emblems of reawakening of nature, they are also intimately connected with superstition and with the wish for happiness during the ensuing year.

Candy Tray

The candy tray arranged in either a circle or octagon is called "The Tray of Togetherness" and has a dazzling array of candy to start the New Year sweetly. After taking several pieces of candy from the tray, adults places a red envelope (lai see) on the center compartment of the tray. Each item represents some kind of good fortune.


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