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Chinese New Year: what is the meaning of the holiday

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is one of the most important and revered holidays in Eastern culture. The tradition is based on the lunar calendar, so there is no fixed date for the celebration. In 2024, the Chinese New Year will be celebrated from February 10 to 15, and the Lantern Festival will be the end of the celebrations.

This is a time of family gatherings, fun celebrations, dreams and new hopes, which also symbolizes the beginning of the Lunar New Year. Astrologers told us about the significance of this holiday and how it is usually celebrated.

The symbol of the year

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2024 will be the Year of the Dragon. The mythical creature represents strength, wisdom, and courage. Astrologers emphasize that this is a particularly favorable time for new beginnings and achieving important goals. It is worth expressing yourself in creativity or taking a chance on a promising project.

Chinese New Year: what is the meaning of the holiday

The history of the holiday goes back more than 3000 years. Initially, the holiday was meant to celebrate the arrival of spring. The festival originated from Chinese mythology and over the centuries has evolved into a wonderful tradition of celebrating the new year.

How to celebrate Chinese New Year 2024

One of the best ways to fully immerse yourself in Chinese culture and traditions is to learn the peculiarities of various holidays.

Chinese New Year is a time for family gatherings, similar to Thanksgiving in the United States. Arrange a get-together with your loved ones or an unforgettable dinner in the company.

It is recommended to use red accent details to decorate your home. In Chinese culture, red is the main color that symbolizes good luck and happiness. Red lanterns are an indispensable attribute.

Traditional dishes include rice cakes, rolls, spring rolls, and seafood. These dishes symbolize wealth and prosperity. It is also customary to give red envelopes with cash for the New Year to ensure that you live in prosperity throughout the year.

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