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How does one celebrate Chinese New Year?

 
 
Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2020 01:01 am
Hello. Happy Belated Chinese New Year 2020! As of the time of the posting of this, Chinese New Year started Saturday, January 25th and will last until February 8.

What does one do to celebrate this festival? I don't know because I am not Chinese?

I am curious. Please help. Thank you.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2020 02:00 am
@JGoldman10,
Just be nice to a rat, maybe you know someone with a pet one you could give a bit of cheese to.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2020 02:01 am
@JGoldman10,
In seriousness I think giving small gifts of money in red envelopes is a thing.

oralloy
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2020 05:19 am
Omen raid! Very Happy
McGentrix
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2020 10:01 am
@oralloy,
Not sure which is worse, you saying that or me knowing what it is.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2020 02:32 pm
Along with some money in red envelopes as mentioned by izzythepush, people enjoy eating dumplings as their shape and golden color are similar to gold coins.
There are parades with dragons dancing which is to bring rain for a healthy harvest and a lion dance to get rid of evil spirits and firecrackers being set off to scare away evil spirits.

Apart from that, I know almost nothing about the lunar new year celebration.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2020 04:23 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

Hello. Happy Belated Chinese New Year 2020! As of the time of the posting of this, Chinese New Year started Saturday, January 25th and will last until February 8.

What does one do to celebrate this festival? I don't know because I am not Chinese.

I am curious. Please help. Thank you.


FIXED.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2020 04:24 pm
@JGoldman10,
Are there any Chinese members of Able2know who can please help me with this question?

If so, whom should I contact?
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2020 05:04 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

Are there any Chinese members of Able2know who can please help me with this question?

If so, whom should I contact?



My goodness try the chinese consulate.

http://newyork.china-consulate.org/eng/

JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 29 Jan, 2020 06:01 pm
@Linkat,
I wasn't trying to rude. I am sure there are Chinese site members I could PM.

In fact I think I recall meeting some here on this site a couple of years ago.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2020 01:27 am
@JGoldman10,
Try using google. It's not difficult.

Quote:
Chinese New Year is celebrated for sixteen days (from Chinese New Year's Eve to the Lantern Festival). The preparations start seven days before Chinese New Year's Eve. Many celebration activities for this period are traditional customs, but some are quite new...

Here is a daily guide to tell you how Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year in 2020.


https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/festivals/chinese-new-year-celebration.htm
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2020 10:21 am
@izzythepush,
I've sent you my address on PM.
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