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The Chinese New Year. This year is the Year of the Pig By Sally Barker Dalry PS. Day one . The first day of the Lunar New Year is "the welcoming of the gods of the heavens and earth." . Day two. The Chinese pray to their ancestors as well as to all the gods. . Days three and four.

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the chinese new year

The Chinese New Year

This year is the Year of the Pig

By Sally Barker

Dalry PS

day one
Day one
  • The first day of the Lunar New Year is "the welcoming of the gods of the heavens and earth."
day two
Day two
  • The Chinese pray to their ancestors as well as to all the gods.
days three and four
Days three and four
  • The third and fourth days are for the sons-in-laws to pay respect to their parents-in-law.
day five
Day five
  • The fifth day is called Po Woo. On that day people stay home to welcome the God of Wealth.
days six seven eight nine and ten
Days six, seven, eight, nine and ten!

On the sixth to the 10th day, the Chinese visit their relatives and friends.

day seven
Day seven
  • The seventh day of the New Year is the day for farmers to display their produce.
day eight
Day eight
  • On the eighth day people have another family reunion dinner, and at midnight they pray to Tian Gong, the God of Heaven.
day nine
Day nine
  • The ninth day is to make offerings to the Jade Emperor.
days ten eleven and twelve
Days ten, eleven and twelve

These days are the ones on which friends and relatives should be invited for dinner.

day thirteen
Day thirteen
  • After so much rich food, on the 13th day you should have simple rice congee and mustard greens (choi sum) to cleanse the system.
day fourteen
Day fourteen
  • The 14th day should be for preparations to celebrate the Lantern Festival which is to be held on the 15th night.