People also abstain from killing animals. Any hair cuts need to be completed before the New Year, as cutting hair on New Year is considered bad luck due to the homonymic nature of the word "hair" fa and the word for "prosperity".
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Other areas that have a longer Chinese New Year holiday will celebrate and welcome the gods that were previously sent on this day. Dishes consisting of special meats are served at the tables, as a main course for the dinner and offering for the New Year.
In contrast, in the South, it is customary to make a glutinous new year cake niangao and send pieces of it as gifts to relatives and friends in the coming days. Many Buddhists abstain from meat consumption on the first day because it is believed to ensure longevity for them.
It is a traditional practice to light fireworks, burn bamboo sticks and firecrackers and to make as much of a din as possible to chase off the evil spirits as encapsulated by nian of which the term Guo Nian was derived. In stores in Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, and other cities, products of traditional Chinese style have started to lead fashion trend[s].
Third day[ edit ] The third day is known as "red mouth" Chinese: Many families eat vegetarian on Chinese New Year eve, the garlic and preserved meat are eaten on Chinese New Year day.
For Buddhists, the first day is also the birthday of Maitreya Bodhisattva better known as the more familiar Budai Luohanthe Buddha-to-be. Approaching 12 midnight on this day, Hokkien people prepare for the "Jade Emperor ritual" Hokkien: Some people will hold a ritual prayer after midnight on the eighth day.
The concept of the "La month" is similar to Advent in Christianity. In northern China, it is customary to make dumplings jiaozi after dinner to eat around midnight. Among them, the most well-known ones are dumplings from northern China and Tangyuan from southern China. In some overseas Chinese communities in Southeast Asia, such as Malaysia and Singapore, it is also the day when tossed raw fish salad, yushengis eaten for continued wealth and prosperity.
Some families may invite a lion dance troupe as a symbolic ritual to usher in the Chinese New Year as well as to evict bad spirits from the premises.Jan 23, · 5 thoughts on “Kung Hei Fat Choi – Chinese traditions and saying Happy New Year in Different Ways”.
Kung Hei Fat Choy! Here we break down how the Chinese New Year is celebrated, with emphasis on the food, music, and dancing. Gong hei fat choy and what it means Yes, those envelopes are meant to be filled with money (Picture: Getty) Saying gong hei fat choy is not the same as saying happy Chinese New Year and if you.
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In Cantonese-speaking Chinese communities everywhere, people greet each other with a hearty Kung Hei Fat Choy! to bring prosperity to the new year. Chinese New Year is the. Home; Kung Hei Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year!
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