Happy Chinese New Year 2019 Year of the Pig
Chinese New Year takes place on Tuesday 5 February, its precise date varying annually in accordance with the country’s lunar calendar. This Year is the Year of the Pig.
The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in China, and hundreds of millions of people travel to celebrate it with their families, making it the world’s largest annual human migration.
Celebrated not just in China but overseas in Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines. Of course, celebrated in Perth Australia as well as in Chinese communities across the world, custom sees every year characterized by one of the 12 spirit animals of the Chinese zodiac.
On Chinese New Year’s Eve, families hold traditional dinners and watch CNY celebration. Children receive red envelopes filled with money to encourage good fortune and good luck. I got few too 🙂
How is Chinese New Year Celebrated?
The festivities begin with a thorough house cleaning, a symbolic ritual intended to sweep away the accumulated dust and detritus of the past year from the home. Doing so allows the occupant to begin the new calendar with a clean slate.
Red paper lanterns and banners bearing poetic inscriptions are hung as decorations, the colour believed to bring good luck and prosperity.
Chinese new year celebration spring festivals such as Lion Dance Blessing, Entertainment, music, fireworks and much more. Mainly family reunion dinner on New Year Eve includes poultry, pork and fish dishes, spring rolls, noodles and vegetable taro cakes.
This year is in Chinese zodiac year of the Pig. The fortune-tellers warn of an economic slowdown, unrest and disasters. Year of the Pig is usually a bad year, but I hope it will be a better year for everybody 🙂
Happy New Year everybody I wish you Good fortune, wealth, happiness and good luck.
Chinese New Year is associated with several myths and customs. The festival was traditionally a time to honour deities as well as ancestors. Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the New Year vary widely, and the evening preceding Chinese New Year’s Day is frequently regarded as an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly clean their house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for incoming good luck. Another custom is the decoration of windows and doors with red paper-cuts and couplets.
Happy Chinese New Year 2019 Year it Started 5th of February Year of the Pig
Chinese New Year Celebration
Popular themes among these paper-cuts and couplets include that of good fortune or happiness, wealth, and longevity. Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes. For the northern regions of China, dumplings are featured prominently in meals celebrating the festival. It often serves as the first meal of the year either at midnight or as breakfast on the first day.
Lion Dance drumming during Chinese New Year
Chinese New Years Fireworks Firecrackers
Firecrackers and fireworks are set off at the stroke of midnight to scare away evil spirits and celebrate the coming of the new year. People set off firecrackers and fireworks to ward off misfortune and bring good luck. The Lantern Festival It marks the end of the celebration of the Chinese New Year.
Previous Year Celebration in Western Australia Lion Dance
Chinese New Year Story Legend of Monster Nian
Chinese New Year known as Spring Festival is the oldest traditional festival in China, but a few people concern the origin and story behind the holiday. Many existing customs and activities of the festival actually can be traced back to a popular story of the Monster Nian, which helps to explain why and how the festival is celebrated.
Chinese New Year Story According to the ancient Chinese legend, in ancient time, there was a ferocious monster named “Nian” with sharp teeth and horns. Secluding itself in the dark sea for a long time, the beast would go onshore by the end of the lunar year and hunt people and livestock. Therefore, every time before the New Year’s Eve, all the villagers would escape to remote mountains to avoid Nian’s attack.