Chinese New Years traditions

Discussion in 'China' started by mynameIS, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. mynameIS

    mynameIS New Member

    hey guys,

    Can anyone in the Chinese forum please tell me about Chinese New Years traditions? any input is vastly appreciated!
  2. VacationBuddy

    VacationBuddy Administrator

    hi there,

    Here it is three Chinese New Years traditions:

    - The first tradition involves thoroughly cleaning your house so as to get rid of any leftover remnants of the old year. The thinking is that the slate must be wiped completely clean in order to give oneself the best possibility of good fortune and prosperity in the year to come.

    - Before anyone can go out and enjoy any dining, nightlife, or any other such fun, they much first make good on any outstanding debts they may still be carrying.

    - Before anyone can go out and enjoy any dining, nightlife you must also resolve any personal conflicts or vendettas with friends, family, or acquaintances.

    As you look into all that is involved in the celebration of the Chinese New Year traditions you begin to see just how sacred and special a time it is to the people of China.

    Hope this helps
  3. mitchd

    mitchd New Member

    Hi, I'm also quite interested in the activities for Chinese New Year as I'll still be in Shanghai over that period of time. Are there any well known events over the time that are worth attending?
  4. Ruby

    Ruby Guest

    hi there,

    There are a number of events held in Shanghai during the Ne Year, and they include the Shanghai Television Festival, Shanghai International Arts Festival, Shanghai Asian Music Festival and the Shanghai International Magic Festival.
  5. jitendrasnv

    jitendrasnv New Member

    Hello !!

    What is shanghai telivision festival.Is it a kind of event ?

  6. VacationBuddy

    VacationBuddy Administrator

    Hi jitendrasnv,

    The Shanghai TV Festival consists of four major events: the Magnolia Film Award, the Magnolia International TV Forum, the International Film & TV Market and the International Radio, Film & TV Equipment Exhibition.

  7. tanmaysnv

    tanmaysnv New Member

    Chinese Culture is rich in its culture and traditions .It is the Chinese New Year tradition that every family gives its house a thorough cleaning, hoping to sweep away all the ill-fortune there may have been in the family to make way for the wishful in-coming good luck.

    People also give their doors and window-panes a new paint, usually in red color. They decorate the doors and windows with paper-cuts and couplets with the very popular theme of "happiness", "wealth", "logevity" and "satisfactory marriage with more children".

    Paintings of the same theme are put up in the house on top of the newly mounted wallpaper. In the old days, it was a Chinese New year tradition to distribute various kinds of food at the alta of ancestors.

    Thanks !!!

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