The lunar new year is also called the Spring Festival, because it falls on the spring of the lunar calendar. New Year is not fixed on the Gregorian calendar, usually in January or February. Each new year and year of birth have designated twelve animals, namely rats, cattle, tigers, rabbits, dragons, snakes, horses, sheep, monkeys, chickens, dogs and pigs.
The annual Lunar New Year is the most important festival for in the world. This heritage or more than a thousand years of traditional festivals, carrying the entrenched Chinese culture. For Chinese children, the New Year is not only a national holiday, but also a new hope for the new year. peoples also download happy new year images, backgrounds and gifs to enjoy it.
In Malaysia, just as in other regions, everyone drastically touted the Lunar New Year before completely cleaning up the house and away from it, meaning that the bad luck has been eliminated. During the New Year, everyone kept their brooms away from the good luck brought about by the new year. People are also busy buying new clothes and ingredients for dinner on New Year’s Eve, making the shopping malls crowded and bustling. Relatives and friends also send each other New Year’s card.
The lunar new year begins on the first day of the first month and ends on the fifteenth day of the first month, which lasted fifteen days. Among them, the first three days of the year are most important. The first lunar month is also the last day of the New Year, called the Lantern Festival. In this all-night night, every household lights lighted lanterns to celebrate. The Lantern Festival celebrates the continuation of the New Year instead of drawing a conclusion for the New Year.
On the night before the Lunar New Year, also known as New Year’s Eve, the family will gather for a reunion dinner. During the New Year, we will invite relatives and friends to visit New Year. Similar customs of this “Family Open Day” are also extended on other ethnic festivals. Communities in various districts also hold large-scale New Year reunions during the New Year, inviting the public to celebrate the festivities together.
“Fishing fish students” is also one of the customs. Raw fish is mainly made of raw fish, which is served with vegetables and fruit of various colors. Everyone is filled with waving chopsticks to raise the fish sauce higher and higher. The also hung up an auspicious couplet at home during the New Year. Lion dance and dragon dance performance is also one of the key. Teens also gather to play poker, while others gamble on it. Elders will be sent to the younger generation “red envelopes”, “red envelopes” usually contain the auspicious figures of money, a symbol of happiness and peace. People will also visit the large pyrotechnics show in Kuala Lumpur: the most populated area in.
Spring Festival food
Eat reunion dinner is one of the most meaningful activities of the lunar new year. On New Year’s Eve, the table will be filled with sumptuous dishes, a family sitting around the table, laughing together reunion dinner. Chinese culture has always been adhering to the “food for the world” this sentence. As a result, you will find the reunion dinner full of all kinds of dishes, including “Sashimi”, fried garlic, rice cakes and more.
Sashimi is a traditional New Year’s food made from various colors of vegetables and fruits, sashimi (usually salmon), peanuts and other sauces. This dish is also known as Chaozhou-style raw fish salad. The common method of eating is to enclose a table with everyone. Together with the chopsticks, the “fish raw” is picked up, and at the same time the mouth shouts “Fishing! Hair!”, “Fishing more,” “Wind and water” and so on. Blessings. Chinese believe that “fish and fish” will be paid a high price and will rise steadily in the coming year.
Vegetables are especially important in traditional festivals because Cantonese pronunciation is “coi3” and homophonic “Choi.” Garlic is one of the most indispensable and most popular dishes for the New Year, due to the “garlic” taken Cantonese homonym “good”, and good “arithmetic” ability is a necessary condition for doing business.
Eight treasure box
Eight treasure box is divided into eight grid, and “8” symbol of wealth. Baba box filled with eight different snacks: kumquat, coconut, longan, red melon seeds, lotus seeds, peanuts and candy. These zero mouth has a different meaning: Kumquat symbol of prosperity, red melon symbol of happiness, coconut pieces of the symbol of reunion, sweet candy symbol of the future sweet and affluent. If you go to New Year, you will see most of the home will be placed treasure box.
The rice cakes are made of glutinous rice flour, brown sugar and oil, so they are sticky. The “cake” and “high” homonym of rice cakes imply that people will step up in their life or business in the coming year. Some people also use white sesame or red dates to steamed rice cakes; jujube cakes imply early (date) day by step (cakes) rise. The sweetness of rice cakes symbolizes prosperity and sweet life. The round shape symbolizes the reunion: the reunion is the theme of the Spring Festival.