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Chinese New Year. 新年. 春節. Historical Background By Christopher Lin. Background Information. Centuries old event. Most Significant holiday. Largest human migration. A 15 day long celebration starting from 1/1 (Sunday) of the Lunar Calendar ( 農曆新年 ).

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chinese new year

Chinese New Year

新年

春節

Historical Background

By Christopher Lin

background information
Background Information
  • Centuries old event.
  • Most Significant holiday.
  • Largest human migration.
  • A 15 day long celebration starting from 1/1 (Sunday) of the Lunar Calendar (農曆新年).
  • Ends on the 15th day, known as the Lantern Festival (元宵節)
the zodiac

十二生肖

The Zodiac
  • Similar to the Western Zodiac of the 12 astrological signs.
  • 12 Zodiac animals:Mouse, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Boar.
  • Coming year:Boar豬(Joo or “D”)

鼠 牛 虎 兔 龍 蛇

馬 羊 猴 雞 狗 豬

public holidays
Public Holidays
  • 7 days in China
  • 5 days in Taiwan
  • 3 days in Hong Kong and Macau
  • 2 days in Malaysia and Singapore
purpose
Purpose
  • A time of reunion with family.
  • Reunion dinner on New Year’s Eve

(除夕 Chu shi) This Saturday

  • Red envelopes (紅包“Hong bao”or “Ang Pao”) containing money (壓歲錢 Ya shui chian)
superstitions and beliefs
Superstitions andBeliefs
  • Stay up all night on New Year’s Eve.

It is considered very unlucky to:

  • Sweep the floor on the 1st five days of New Year
  • Talk of the deceased
  • Getting a hair cut 剪髮vs 剪發(to cut your fortune)
  • Buying books 書vs 輸(to lose)
  • Break dishes碎vs歲(歲歲平安sui sui ping an)
the story of nien

The Story of Nien
  • A ferocious beast called Nien
  • Comes out from the sea every year to eat people
  • The people drove Nien away with Red, Fire and Noises.
  • Greeting: Congratulations恭喜(Gong-shi),

過年(Guo-Nien )

happy new year

Happy New Year

新年快樂

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