Chinese New Year 2020

Chinese New Year 2020

Almost the whole world has already celebrated the New Year, but in China they are only going to celebrate it. New Year in China – the most important holiday, begins on the first day of the lunar month and lasts 15 days. This year, China celebrates the New Year on January 25th. How is the Chinese New Year celebrated?

The first two days are devoted to visits to relatives and friends who are given sweets and gifts wrapped in red paper. It is in red, since the red color in China symbolizes good luck. On the third day, visits and household chores are prohibited. On the fourth day, work can be resumed.

On the seventh day, the feast of the birth of the world (Yang Yag) is celebrated, on this day a salad of raw fish is consumed. On the first night of the full moon this year, red lights are lit in all houses and on the street, this day is called the "Lantern Festival", and it also completes the New Year's celebration in China. On this day, they definitely eat rice balls with a sweet filling – yuanxiao.