Chinese New Year Sunday-[22 January 2023]
Chinese people, who make up a sizable portion of the American Chinese population, celebrate Chinese festival, also known as Lunar New Year and Spring Festival. The Chinese lunar calendar’s first day of the month, which is symbolized by the new moon that typically rises between January 21 and February 20, serves as the start of the new year. The 15-day Chinese festivities also signal the end of Winter and the start of Spring in that country.
Chinese New Year.
One of the oldest calendars in history, the Chinese calendar is based on the moon’s phases and is in its fifth millennium. Every year in Chinese culture is symbolized by a different animal from Chinese astrology . There are twelve different species of animals, and they cycle annually. Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig are among the creatures.
Chinese Year Customs and Traditions.
The theme of the Chinese New Year is fresh beginnings. Therefore, many thoroughly clean their homes the week before the celebration to drive away bad luck.
However, since taking a shower on New Year’s Day is prohibited, all of this should be completed beforehand. Until the fifth day of the festival, it is also forbidden to sweep or dispose of trash. This prevents the good luck from being washed away.
During the 15 days of the Chinese New Year, everyone should refrain from performing a few more no-nos. Getting your hair cut, fighting, cursing, using knives or scissors, and smashing items are all frowned upon.