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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chinese New Year Celebration

History of Chinese New Year begins for thousands of years ago, where a violent creatures called 'Nian' create chaos in mainland China. This makes people live in fear and misery. They find ways to defeat this creature. Finally they succeeded in frightening creature with red ribbon threw into the air, blow up firecrackers and sparklers burn day and night.

Chinese New Year celebrations are marked the beginning of the new year for the Chinese calendar. Along with the color red, lantern, fireworks and clothing 'cheongsam', it became a symbol of the Chinese traditional festivities.

Chinese New Year symbolizes the beginning, the starting point in the fortunes and lives. Before the day of the new year begins, relatives far away will come back together. Houses are cleaned and all the debts collected or paid so that they are not always surrounded by new debt during the year. Burned firecrackers at midnight to mark the start of the new year and for the gnome and bad luck away. The houses are decorated with orange as a symbol of cheap food, flowers and citrus trees.

Feast, which is equivalent to the beginning of spring in China is the beginning of the new moon and New zodiac. As we know, there are 12 animals that became an annual symbol to the Buddha. Legend narrates that once Buddha invited all animals to consultation, but only 12 animals who come. In recognition of the Buddha, all the animals were given the honor to be the zodiac Chinese character for Buddha. Such animals are dogs, pigs, rats, monkeys, tigers, goats, chickens, horses, snakes, dragons, cows and rabbits. Supposedly it is said that those born in these years will inherit the nature and destiny of these animals.

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