As you get to know more about Chinese culture, you will realize that Chinese Festivities are a big part of their way of life. You’ve got to give it to the Chinese. They really know how to celebrate – from the food to the decorations, dances, and fireworks too. You can expect a lot of spectacles as they celebrate their joyous occasions together with their loved ones.
The Chinese New Year features fireworks to drive away the bad spirits, round fruits for good luck and prosperity, sticky and long food for stronger relationships and long life. There are lots of things you should not do or have in your life or else you will invite bad luck to be your friend all throughout the year such as keeping a broken clock or having a black door in your house.
From where I came from, the Chinese New Year is always a festive occasion. They even have a dragon dance for good luck and give away red money envelopes for good fortune. You will see that the tables in the houses are full of round fruits – apples, grapes, oranges, honeydew, melon, watermelon, and a whole lot more. There are many dishes on the table to invite abundance and prosperity all year round. When the clock strikes 12 midnight, they use firecrackers to create lots of noise and drive away the bad luck and bad spirits. The Chinese also believe that 12 zodiac animals represent the years. The zodiac animal that represents the particular year is the prominent figure in the New Year celebration. You can also see this zodiac animal being displayed in their homes along with other crystals and charms that invite good fortune in life.
The Chinese New Year is really a festive occasion – full of colors and sounds. It is a sight to behold and offers an extraordinary experience to everyone.