AsiaMe Reveals Myths of Chinese New Year

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Did you know the Chinese New Year holidays are about to begin? The Chinese use animals to represent each year, which resemble Western constellations. Ask someone on to find out more.

The holiday season has come to an end, which means no more holidays for us. But did you know the Chinese New Year holidays are about to begin? If you don’t know much about Chinese Lunar New Year, AsiaMe can tell you all about it.

Unlike traditional Western festivals with fixed dates, the Chinese New Year dates vary from year to year because the traditional Chinese New Year is calculated on the basis of the lunar calendar. Normally, Chinese New Year falls between January 21 and February 20. This year, Chinese New Year is on February 16 and China’s holiday season will last about two weeks.

Homes are thoroughly cleaned before New Year’s Eve. House cleaning foreshadows cleaning away the bad luck from the previous year and the health and harmony of family members in the coming year. Decorations are put up, dumplings are made and families reunite on New Year’s eve for dinner.

Unlike western New Year’s, Chinese New Year lasts 15 days from the first day. On the first day of the New Year, married sons and their wives and children celebrate with their parents at home. On the second day, married daughters normally visit their parents with their husbands and children. Married couples give red envelopes containing money to those who are single, which is a symbol of blessings and love, and money is often given to elders by the younger generation. People watch dragon and lion dances outdoors, accompanied by fireworks, gongs and other performances.

2018 is the year of the dog. If you chat with a Chinese lady in AsiaMe, you can ask her what kind of zodiac she is, and she will be very surprised at your understanding of oriental culture. The Chinese use animals to represent each year, which resemble Western constellations. There are a total of 12 animals so animals repeat every 12 years. Those born in 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018 are also Dogs.

It is worth mentioning that Chinese people who like traditional culture think that there is an inextricable link between their partner and the Chinese zodiac. If you are wondering what personality traits each zodiac has, ask a lady on AsiaMe and she will be happy to tell you, and explain more about Chinese New Year’s funny customs. Don’t forget to send her some New Year greetings!

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