Chinese New Year & Lunar New Year Celebrations At Glance


What is Chinese New Year, it might already know that the majority of the Lunar New Year is a celebration for the Chinese people but may also know many who still do not know and even wanted to know more about Chinese New Year. In 2013, the Lunar New Year in 2564 falls on February 10, 2013, nearly 500 years Whoa yeah of years BC wants to know more about Chinese New Year?

The days before the Qin Dynasty is still not clear date to celebrate the beginning of any year. It is possible that the beginning of the year begins at month 1 during the Xia Dynasty, month 12 during the Shang Dynasty and month 11 during the Zhou Dynasty in China. Since the Shang Dynasty according to records divination bones and the Zhou according to Sima Qian intercalary month used to ensure the Chinese calendar in line with the circular around the sun is always added after month 12. Then China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang exchange and determined that tionghoa year begins at month 10 in 221 BC.

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Celebrations! Chinese New Year & Lunar New Year

Meanwhile in 104 BC, Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty who ruled during the month set 1 as the beginning of the year until now. The first year of the Lunar New Year Yinli calculated based on the first year of birth Kongfuzi (Confucius), this is done by Emperor Han Wudi as a tribute to Kongfuzi who has proposed to use the Xia Dynasty calendar system in which the New Year begins on the 1st of the month of unity & Therefore this calendar system also known as Kongzili.

Determination of the year or date the Chinese people use Chinese lunisolar calendar to determine the date of the Chinese New Year & The calendar is also used in countries that have been affected or lift Han culture as in Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. In the Gregorian calendar (AD), Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year between January 21 to February 20 In the Chinese calendar, winter sun turning point had occurred in 11, which means that Chinese New Year usually falls on the second new moon after the winter sun turning point and sometimes a third if that year was a leap month. In traditional Chinese culture, Lichun is solar time that marks the beginning of spring, which occurs about February 4. This condition makes the emergence of dualism in feng shui saying that there was a snake in the water began in the lunar new year which falls on February 10, 2013 But not a few who calculated that the New Year begins February 4, 2013.

The date for Chinese New Year usually in conjunction with zodiac animal for that year and earthly branches Along with the 12-year cycle each with zodiac animals are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, there are 10-year cycle of heavenly stems And every heavenly associated with one of the five elements of Chinese astrology, namely: Water, Metal, Wood, Fire, Earth and the elements are rotated every two years while docking ‘Yin’ and ‘Yang’ change every year. Thus, these elements can be divided into: Air Yang, Water Yin, Yang Fire, Yin Fire, etc., which will produce a combined cycle that repeats every 60 years.

Often many people confuse the Chinese birth year with the birth of the Gregorian (AD). Due to the Chinese New Year can begin in late January to mid-February, the Chinese year of January 1 to day lunar new Gregorian year remain unchanged from the previous year For example, in 2013 the water snake began on February 10, 2013 and ends on January 30, 2014. Year 2014 is considered by some to be the Wood Horse year; this means that anyone born from January 1 to January 30, 2014 was actually born in the year of the snake in the water switch Wooden Horse.

Lunar New Year celebrations are an important thing can be said for the Chinese community. Chuxi Night Substitution Year as commonly known as the Lunar New Year’s Eve. The celebration will end with Cap Go Meh in the fifteenth date at the time of the full moon. In celebration of the new year is so diverse and in general are doing a dinner, fireworks, firecrackers and more appropriate range of local customs and traditions that are usually performed as a prayer to the Thian, the gods and ancestors, others by eating round and other habits such as dividing the Ang Pau for children, which of course accept it with joy.

Usually red, fireworks and ornate lanterns and certainly there is always the lunar new year is a tradition that is said and based on an old legend, which appears nian cannibal giants who came to destroy the crops, livestock and people around . Residents then put food on their doorsteps to avoid Nian. Then one day a little boy with a red dress met nian, nian directly curry fear. That is why people will believe that the Nian was afraid of red color.

So every time before the New Year, people will hang a roll of red paper lanterns in the window, door and also put fireworks in order to scare the Nian. Nian customs expulsion was later developed into the current custom of New Year celebrations. In addition, during the new year congratulated each other with each other usually gives greetings with phrases that have meaning “congratulations and hopefully a lot of luck” as “Gongxi facai” (Mandarin), “Kiong hi fat choi” (Hakka language) , “Kung hei fat choi” (Cantonese), “hi Kiong Huat cai ‘(Hokkien) or” Xinni├ín Kuaile “(” Happy New Year “).

Lunar new year this time is 2013 according to Shu Thong in the Water Dragon year that turned into a snake in the water also berelemen same For ladies who celebrate it would have been a lot of things that are prepared especially in the face of a snake in the water. Hopefully the celebration will go smoothly and festive. Congratulations ladies yaa……

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