Exploring the rich traditions and customs of Chinese New Year | Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Exploring the rich traditions and customs of Chinese New Year

Updated On Feb 10, 2024 11:07 AM IST
  • Here are a few highlights of the rich traditions and customs associated with Chinese New Year.
1 / 7
Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is a significant traditional festival celebrated by Chinese communities around the world. This year's Lunar New Year will be observed on February 10. The festival is characterized by vibrant decorations, special foods, dragon and lion dances, fireworks, and the giving of red envelopes containing money for good luck. Here are six key aspects of how it is celebrated: (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 11:07 AM IST

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is a significant traditional festival celebrated by Chinese communities around the world. This year's Lunar New Year will be observed on February 10. The festival is characterized by vibrant decorations, special foods, dragon and lion dances, fireworks, and the giving of red envelopes containing money for good luck. Here are six key aspects of how it is celebrated: (Pexels)

2 / 7
Reunion and Family Gathering: Chinese New Year is a time for family reunions. Families come together to celebrate with elaborate meals and gatherings, often traveling long distances to be with their loved ones. (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 11:07 AM IST

Reunion and Family Gathering: Chinese New Year is a time for family reunions. Families come together to celebrate with elaborate meals and gatherings, often traveling long distances to be with their loved ones. (Pexels)

3 / 7
Fireworks and Firecrackers: Fireworks and firecrackers are a traditional part of the celebrations, believed to scare away evil spirits and bring luck for the coming year. However, in some places, there are restrictions on their use due to safety and environmental concerns.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 11:07 AM IST

Fireworks and Firecrackers: Fireworks and firecrackers are a traditional part of the celebrations, believed to scare away evil spirits and bring luck for the coming year. However, in some places, there are restrictions on their use due to safety and environmental concerns.(Unsplash)

4 / 7
Giving Red Envelopes: Adults give red envelopes (hongbao) containing money to children and unmarried young adults as a symbol of good luck and blessings for the new year. The amount of money is often an auspicious number, such as 8 (representing wealth) or 6 (representing smoothness).(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 11:07 AM IST

Giving Red Envelopes: Adults give red envelopes (hongbao) containing money to children and unmarried young adults as a symbol of good luck and blessings for the new year. The amount of money is often an auspicious number, such as 8 (representing wealth) or 6 (representing smoothness).(Unsplash)

5 / 7
Lion and Dragon Dances: Colorful lion and dragon dances are performed in streets and public spaces to bring good luck and drive away evil spirits. The dances are accompanied by loud music and the sound of drums and cymbals. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 11:07 AM IST

Lion and Dragon Dances: Colorful lion and dragon dances are performed in streets and public spaces to bring good luck and drive away evil spirits. The dances are accompanied by loud music and the sound of drums and cymbals. (Unsplash)

6 / 7
Lunar New Year's Eve: The eve of Chinese New Year is a time for family dinners, often featuring traditional dishes with symbolic meanings. It is also customary to stay up late to welcome the arrival of the new year.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 11:07 AM IST

Lunar New Year's Eve: The eve of Chinese New Year is a time for family dinners, often featuring traditional dishes with symbolic meanings. It is also customary to stay up late to welcome the arrival of the new year.(Unsplash)

7 / 7
Red Decorations: Red is the dominant color during Chinese New Year, symbolizing good luck and prosperity. Homes and streets are adorned with red lanterns, couplets, and other decorations to ward off evil spirits and attract good fortune. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 11:07 AM IST

Red Decorations: Red is the dominant color during Chinese New Year, symbolizing good luck and prosperity. Homes and streets are adorned with red lanterns, couplets, and other decorations to ward off evil spirits and attract good fortune. (Unsplash)

SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On