» Play Quizzes
» Home Page
» Site Map
» Bingo History
» Bingo Words
» Celebrity Quiz
» Da Vinci
» Deal Or No Deal
» Father's Day
» Free Bingo
» Household Tips
» Mother's Day
» The Price Is Right
Chinese New Year Customs And Traditions
The Chinese New Year Spring Festival is a colourful and lively event with much celebrating. Parades are held, fireworks set off and dragons roam the streets. These dragon puppets and huge costumes form part of the annual rituals and traditions. The festival is a period of peace, happiness and a time to be with family and friends. Chinese people try to get home to spend the night with their family over a meal and celebration.
Chinese New Year Decorations
Decorations are put in the front of houses and colourful calligraphy which is called Chun Lian are placed on doors and walls. Doors and windows are sealed and painted red for good luck. The seals are then broken on New Year's Day, clothes are changed and people go round visiting families and friends.
Plants are placed inside houses to symbolise rebirth and new growth. Fresh flowers in the house bring wealth and a higher position and promotion in a career.
In China homes are cleaned thoroughly to sweep out bad luck and to see in the New Year with good luck. Red is worn because this colour wards off evil spirits and is bright and happy and will help the person who wears red have a sunny future.
Gifts of money are given to bring more good luck.
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Burnt Vengeance - How will a dying patient in a hospice take his revenge? What are his final wishes and what will his solicitor reveal when she reads out his Last Will and Testament?
5-star author C.G. Buswell brings another story from his dark, tempestuous mind. Burnt Vengeance will have you screaming for the light and grappling with your imagination as you try to quell your fear.
Read the opening chapter for free.
If you like this page and would like to easily share it with your friends and family please use the social networking buttons below:
Chinese New Year Food Meanings
Families like to play mah-jong games and eat plenty of food. Tables laden with food signify abundance and wealth in a household. Typical foods eaten during the Chinese New Year include Jiaozi Dumplings. These dumplings are made from dough and then filled with meat and vegetables prior to boiling. They signify a good wish for the family. Niangao are also traditionally eaten. Niangao has four meanings which are sticky, year, cake and high and symbolise the raising of oneself higher for the forthcoming year. Candied lotus seeds are eaten for good luck whilst candied melon is eaten for health and physical growth.
In some areas of China, particularly in the South, a modern tradition is for families to go shopping over the New Year and some shops will open early for shoppers.
The Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days. The last day of the celebrations is known as The Lantern Festival. On the last night there is singing, dancing and lantern displays and parades for the children.
Read about the Chinese New Year Birth Signs And Their Meanings.
More Superstition Trivia.
Automatically Add Us To Your Favourites Folder - Bookmark Us.
We are seeking fascinating facts to send to our twitter followers. If you would like to send us some then we will retweet it to our followers and include your @ name as a thank you, which can help you in turn get more followers. Just send it to the Uttertrivia Twitter account.
» Robert Burns
» St Andrews Day
» St Valentine
» Strike It Lucky
» Word Origins
» Celebrity Quiz
» Strike It Lucky
» Big Brother
» Rocky Balboa
» Deal Or no Deal
» Free Strike It Lucky Cash Prize Game