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1. 压岁钱(红包)---red packets/ red envelopes

Giving Hongbao (red packets or red envelopes) during the Chinese New Year is another tradition. A red packet is simply a red envelope with gift money in it, which symbolizes luck and wealth. Red packets are typically handed out to younger generations by their parents, grandparents, relatives, close neighbors, and friends, and usually the immediate family gives Hongbao to the children on New Year’s Eve. Money given in this way may not be refused and the pretty envelopes make the present seem more amiability and sincere.

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The money is also called Ya Sui Qian, meaning “suppressing age money,” which is supposed to stop children from getting older. This comes from the belief that everyone becomes one year older on New Year’s Day. Red is the lucky color and will bring good luck to the person receiving the present.

 

2. 鞭炮烟火Fireworks and Firecrackers
 
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When the Chinese New Year comes, the sky is illuminated with fireworks and strings of lights. It is meant to send off the old year and ring in the new.

Fireworks and firecrackers, known as Yanhua and Baozhu in Chinese, were originally made of real bamboo.

They were traditionally set off to frighten away ghosts and monsters so that the New Year would be free of them.

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Legend has it that long ago there was a monster that terrorized people and animals at the end of the year. It was discovered that this animal was frightened of loud noises, bright lights, and the color red.

At midnight, on the last day of the old year, these things are used to chase away the monster until the next year.

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You can hear or see fireworks and firecrackers everywhere, and this usually lasts for a few hours. Some people will continue to light them occasionally throughout the first half of the first lunar month.

Traditionally fireworks are a sign of getting rid of the old and welcoming the new. Today, firecrackers are used to add to the merry-making of the occasion.

 

3春      The CCTV New Year’s Gala (The Spring Festival Evening Party)
 
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The New Year’s Gala is a variety show held by China Central Television (CCTV) since 1983. For every year since then at the turn of the Lunar New Year, the program begins at 8:00PM and lasts five or six hours. It brings laughter to billions of people, creates many popular words and produces lots of TV phenomena meriting attention. For over twenty years, its value has gone far beyond a variety show. It is essential entertainment for the Chinese both at home and abroad. The CCTV New Year’s Gala is currently the most watched annual Arts and Performance event anywhere in the world, and as such, its importance has reached over to political, economic, and ethical territory.

 

4.新衣服       New Clothes
 
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Spring Festival is one of the most important festivals in China and the most important among the traditional ones. Clothing mainly featuring the color red is commonly worn throughout the Chinese New Year because it is believed that red will scare away evil spirits and bad fortune. In addition, people typically wear new clothes from head to toe to symbolize a new beginning in the new year.

5.新年家庭团聚年夜饭

 

Restaurant Reunion Dinner
 
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The reunion dinner on Chinese New Year's eve is usually a large and lavish meal, flavorful and delicious, because it is not only a dinner but also a family reunion. The whole family sits around the table and enjoys food and chatting. It is indeed a moment of happiness cherished by every Chinese.

6新年祝福短信---blessing SMS

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Spring Festival, with a history of at least 4,000 years, is the country’s most important festival for families to spend time together. In these two years, it has become a vogue for relatives and friends to send short messages to greet each other during the festival. With best wishes, the warm greeting of text message give a happy and joyful atmosphere of the Chinese New Year.

7.中国结--Chinese Knot

Chinese Knot or Chinese traditional decorating Knot is a kind of characteristic folk decorations of handicraft art. Appeared in ancient time, developed in Tang and Song Dynasty (960-1229A.D.)and popularized in Ming and Qing Dynasty (1368-1911A.D.) Chinese Knot has now become a kind of elegant and colorful arts and crafts from its original practical use.

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