It will be the normal routine every time chinese new year is just around the corner and according to lunar new year calendar. Preparation starts a month before and spring cleaning is always the first thing in the list. Then come the celebration and each year, people have their meeting dinner with family and then throughout the whole of 2 weeks, they go from house to house to visit other family and friends and had a feast.
Preparations that need to be done are like cleaning the house, put up Chinese New Year decoration, buying new clothes and stocking up food that is enough for the whole of two weeks of celebration. The decorations used are mainly red and those of that bring the meaning of prosperous and symbolizing auspicious. Get yourself a set of new clothes and hair cut done before the chinese new year eve celebration It is always important to look fresh to usher the beginning of spring. In order to look that way, most Chinese prefer to get themselves new from top to bottom.
During the preparation, red packets are prepared as well. Giving out red packets during Chinese New Year is a symbol of luck and wealth to the person who receives it. Happy New Year 2018 Shayari The red envelope was pack with money in it. It does not matter how much you put, it is the act that is important. People who are not married are those that get to receive red packets. When you receive red packets, you normally do not only say thank you but also to greet the elders and wish them with auspicious greetings. Same goes to during the visit to your relatives and friends house. You greet them with good wishes throughout the celebration. And, during the visits you usually end up with a feast. That is the joy of Chinese New Year.
On the indian new year eve, gathering all the family members to have the reunion dinner is important. Usually, you get to see a spread of food on the table. As the dinner is somehow and important event in Chinese New Year, the food prepared are usually those of that are meaningful and meant auspicious. Family members gather around the kitchen to prepare the feast together. Dishes like fish, meat, vegetables, and dumplings are of those that are not to be missed. After the dinner, they gather around the living room watching television together while chit chatting. Some might started playing the poker card.
When the time comes, firecrackers can be seen to mark the beginning of a brand new year, to usher in another year of well being. Firecrackers are played no only on that day but generally throughout the 2 weeks celebration, depending on what occasion they are having. But, in some countries, firecrackers are banned. The reason firecrackers were used is to offer the old goodbye and to welcome the new. Prayers were carried out and the Chinese usually stay up the whole night to celebrate the day. Easter Sunday, as a religious celebration, is the day that Jesus rose from the dead after 3 days of death. An Easter egg hunt is best enjoyed with friends and family. Have a selection of snacks set aside, and try and get everyone involved. It can be a very sociable family day that everyone will enjoy.
Another tradition that is done not by the normal household but mostly by companies and organizations is the dragon dance and lion dance. The performance is meant to bring prosperity to the business as well as to greet the coming of a brand new year. Beside all that are mentioned above, there is also the Yee Sang where you can get only during the Chinese New Year. Yee Sang is toss as high as possible before savoring it. Auspicious greetings were said as you toss. The act of tossing Yee Sang means to increase in abundance, a symbol of prosperity.