Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year.
Chinese New Year is also called Chinese Lunar New Year that is celebrated for 15 days and the animal sign is rabbit. First day starts today, February 3. Before the New Year Celebration, Chinese families give their home a thorough cleaning so that on the 1st day, they can keep away brooms and dust pans. They believe that cleaning on the 1st day sweeps good luck. They also paint their houses red. They buy new clothes symbolizes fresh start.
- Begins at 12 midnight to welcome deities of heaven and earth. There’s a lion dance as a symbolic ritual to usher the New Year and to evict bad spirits as well, same with fireworks and firecrackers.
- Is for married daughters to visit their parents. Also consider as birthday of all dogs.
- is known as chì kǒu (赤口), directly translated as "red mouth, "meaning not a good day to socialize or visit your relatives and friends.
- birthday of the Chinese god of wealth
- traditionally known as renri 人日, the common man's birthday, the day when everyone grows one year older.
EIGHT, NINTH and TENTH DAY
- Another family dinner to celebrate the birth of the Jade Emperor; is the Taoist ruler of Heaven and all realms of existence below including that of Man and Hell.
- On the 13th day people will eat pure vegetarian food to clean out their stomach due to consuming too much food over the last two weeks. This day is dedicated to the General Guan Yu, also known as the Chinese God of War.
- This day is celebrated as the Lantern Festival, and families walk the street carrying lighted lanterns.