Also known as the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.
It is one of the world’s most prominent and celebrated festivals, with the largest annual mass human migration in the world.
Windows and doors are decorated with red colour paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of “good fortune” or “happiness”, “wealth”, and “longevity”. Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes.
Chinese New Year is observed as a public holiday in a number of countries and territories where there is a sizable Chinese population.
During the festival, which lasts fifteen days, people will prepare different gourmet foods for families and guests. Influenced by the flourished cultures, foods from different places look and taste totally different. Among them, the most well-known ones are dumplings from northern China and Tangyuan from southern China.
It’s always so interesting to me to research and discover the meanings behind different cultures. If you celebrate Chinese New Year, we wish you a joyful time and much success!