January 1

Traditional Customs for Chinese New Year

春節傳統習俗/春(chūn)节(jié)传(chuán)统(tǒng)习(xí)俗(sú)

Traditional Customs for Chinese New Year

House Cleaning 大掃除/大(dà)扫(sǎo)除(chú)

Doing away with the “old” and preparing for the “new”

House Decorations張燈結綵/张(zhāng)灯(dēng)结(jié)彩(cǎi)

In the hope .of attracting good luck.

Spring Couplets 貼春聯/贴(tiē)春(chūn)联(lián)

Posted in pairs, express peoples people’s hopes in the new year.

Family Reunion Dinner年夜飯/年(nián)夜(yè)饭(fàn)

A banquet with all family members getting together on lunar New Year’s Eve.

Lucky Money 壓歲錢/压(yā)岁(suì)钱(qián)

With the hope of bringing good luck and warding off monsters.

(in China and Chinese culture) money placed in a red envelope and given as a gift, usually for Chinese New Year.

Staying up Late守歲/守(shǒu)岁(suì)

After the great dinner, families sit together and chat happily, to welcome in the New Year.

Setting off Firecracker放(fàng)鞭(biān)炮(pào)

To drive away evil spirits.

New Year’s Greetings 拜(bài)年(nián)
賀新年/贺(hè)新(xīn)年(nián)

Wear new clothes and greet relatives and friends with bows and congratulations

on the first day of the new Year.

Dragon and Lion Dance舞龍舞獅/舞(wǔ)龙(lóng)舞(wǔ)狮(shī)

「龍」到現在仍被民間視為祥瑞的代表.

“Dragon” is still regarded by the people as a representative of auspiciousness.

古代俗稱獅子可以驅邪避鬼,因而被祀為神獸,又能克惡魔.

In ancient times, it was commonly said that the lion could drive away evil spirits and

avoid ghosts, so it was enshrined as a divine beast and could overcome demons.


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Posted 2021-01-01 by huahuafun in category Spring Festival