Chinese Lunar New Year is the most important festival of the people of China. The year was calculated according to the lunar calendar. This is similar to the Chinese New Year festival in Vietnam and many other Asian countries. New Year is also called Spring Tiet (春节- Chun Jie), marking the end of winter and beginning of spring. Time of season is different from the calculation of the West as it is calculated according to the lunar calendar.
Chinese New Year Lunar New Year is the longest and the most important in China, usually lasts from December 8th to the 15th lunar lunar month. The origin of this festival from the ancient times with a lot of related legends and traditions, reflecting the beliefs and way of life of people in ancient times.
Chinese New Year is similar to the Vietnamese New Year, Korean New Year, Japanese New Year, Tibetan New Year, and Mongolian New Year. This festival is held in the Chinese community around the world. U.S., Canada and Australia have published a collection of stamps every year on the occasion of Chinese New Year.
In the territory of China, there are many different local new year traditional celebration. People spends money to buy gifts, decorations, clothing, food, and many other new year items. The families clean the house to sweep away bad luck and welcome the good luck. Windows, doors are pasted red paper with sentences and words such as “Blessed”, “Prosper” and “Life”. Dinner become the party of the family. The dishes include pork, duck, chicken and sweets. The evening will end with fireworks. Early the next morning, children will greet adults with wishes for the New Year, good health and receive money in red envelope. Chinese New Year is actually a chance to reconcile, forget all hatred and sincerely wish each other peace and happiness.