Monday, January 23, 2012

Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is celebrated on the 23st of January and 2012 is the year of the Dragon ।The Chinese New Year is one of the most important celebration that happens in China.This celebration lasts 15 days!!!

According to the Chinese mythology, every 1st day of year the villagers had to fight the Nian which was a mythical beast.The Nian used to eat crops and children.But the Nian saw a child dressed in red and the Nian afraid of it , so the villagers every year were hanging red laterns in their doors to scare the Nian.The Nian got finally captured by a Taoist monk whose name was Hongjun Laozu

Every year people exchange gifts which
gifts include fruits (typically oranges, and never pears), cakes, biscuits, chocolates, candies, or some other small gift.
But the most exciting thing in the Chineese year in my opinion are the fireworks beacause they create beautiful clours when they are in the sky.


Animal Branch New Year dates
鼠 Shǔ Rat 子 Zǐ February 19, 1996 February 7, 2008 January 25, 2020
牛 Niú Ox 丑 Chǒu February 7, 1997 January 26, 2009 February 12, 2021
虎 Hǔ Tiger 寅 Yín January 28, 1998 February 14, 2010 February 1, 2022
兔 Tù Rabbit 卯 Mǎo February 16, 1999 February 3, 2011 January 22, 2023
龍 Lóng Dragon 辰 Chén February 5, 2000 January 23, 2012 February 10, 2024
蛇 Shé Snake 巳 Sì January 24, 2001 February 10, 2013 January 29, 2025
马 Mǎ Horse 午 Wǔ February 12, 2002 January 31, 2014 February 17, 2026
羊 Yáng Goat 未 Wèi February 1, 2003 February 19, 2015 February 7, 2027
猴 Hóu Monkey 申 Shēn January 22, 2004 February 8, 2016 January 27, 2028
雞 Jī Rooster 酉 Yǒu February 9, 2005 January 28, 2017 February 13, 2029
狗 Gǒu Dog 戌 Xū January 29, 2006 February 16, 2018 February 3, 2030
豬 Zhū Pig 亥 Hài February 18, 2007 February 5, 2019 January 23, 2031

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important celebration of the tradiotional Chinese Holidays!In China is konown as 'Sring Festival'.In this season people buy presents and clothes.All the people decorate their homes with red colour,and couplets with famous themes...Chinese New Year Eve is a day where the families gather for their reunion dinner.Chinese New Year is a major holiday for the Chinese.