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Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)
Title:
Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)
When:
13.02.2010 - 19.02.2010 
Where:
Other - Xi'an
City:
Xi'an
Category:
Other

Description

Chinese New Year is certainly the oldest New Year festival in the world. It is widely celebrated among Chinese communities in countries all over the globe, but there's no better place to witness the celebrations than in China itself.

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, falls on the first day of the first lunar month - the date changes in the Western calendar each year. The preparations start simmering long before the event and the festivities last for around 15 days, ending with the Lantern Festival.

In China the New Year is serious business and everything closes down, officially, for four days while people jam the transport networks to get home to their families. Preparations begin about a month before the day itself, building up to huge house-cleaning sessions to sweep out bad luck. Doors and windows are freshly painted - the colours for the festival are red (for happiness) and gold (for wealth) - and decorative papercuts and paintings are put up. Poetic couplets expressing wishes for happiness and longevity, written on rolls of red paper, are traditionally put on gateposts and doors.

On the night itself, almost everyone in China holds a huge family dinner of seafood and dumplings, as well as the traditional New Year cakes. Then, at midnight, fireworks light up the sky all over the country. On the next day, people traditionally visit relatives, friends and neighbours with New Year greetings (Gong Xi Fa Cai - "Happy and Prosperous New Year"), and married couples give Hong Bao (red packets of money) to children and unmarried adults. There are also plenty of high-energy dragon dances, lantern shows, yangge dances and other entertainment throughout the celebrations.

Contact and Information

China National Tourism Administration

Address:  9A Jianguomennei Avenue, Beijing 100740, China
Email:       webmaster@cnta.gov.cn
Website:   www.cnta.gov.cn
Phone:     +86 (0) 10 6520 1114
Fax:          +86 (0) 10 6513 7871

Venue

Venue:
Other
City:
Xi'an

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