Chinese New Year 2010
Check out these cool facts about the Chinese New Year:
- The Chinese New Year is often considered the most important celebration in Chinese culture, and falls on February 14 this year.
- 2010 begins the Year of the Tiger in which the symbolic "tiger-energy" of bravery, leadership, independence, optimism, intensity, intelligence and generosity are said to have a strong influence on the events of the year.
- Many special traditions are associated with the Chinese New Year including:
- Cleaning the entire house to sweep out any bad luck
- Decorating the home with red and gold which symbolize happiness and wealth and long-life.
- On the eve of Chinese New Year many families enjoy a feast, then gather to set off firecrackers. At midnight they open the door to let out the old year and let in the new!
Chinese New Year is the time to start fresh and wish peace, happiness, and good fortune on oneself and others. Check out a few of the simple ways you can celebrate Chinese New Year too!
Posted: Jan 24, 2010
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