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Jan
2020
Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese New Year – 3
Posted by: admin /2370
Every family will deck their homes in this color. Do you remember the story about Nian? Firecrackers aren’t the only thing that scared the monster away. Red is also an invaluable weapon and used in nearly all Chinese New Year decorations.
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10

Jan
2020
Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese New Year – 2
Posted by: admin /2340
The Spring Festival is technically for 15 days. But celebrations start on New Year’s Eve (making it 16 days). You can also say that the holiday season starts in (lunar) December with the Laba Festival (腊八节—là bā jié).
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10

Jan
2020
Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese New Year – 1
Posted by: admin /2370
The Spring Festival was originally a ceremonial day to pray to gods for a good planting and harvest season. As an agrarian society, the harvest was everything. People also prayed to their ancestors, as they were treated as gods (see Mulan for reference).
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