Post by aroticod on Feb 11, 2018 1:18:40 GMT
From wiki: "Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival (simplified Chinese: 春节; traditional Chinese: 春節; pinyin: Chūn Jié), or simply the Lunar New Year, in modern China, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between 21 Jan and 20 Feb. In 2017, the first day of the Lunar New Year was on Saturday, 28 January, initiating the year of the Rooster. The upcoming year of the Dog commences on Friday, 16 February 2018."
It sounds so much cooler than Christmas. Actually it is a combo holiday of Christmas and thanksgiving in February. There is a significance to ringing bells as well.
From wiki: "Clothing mainly featuring the color red or bright colors is commonly worn throughout the Chinese New Year because it was once believed that red could scare away evil spirits and bad fortune. In addition, people typically wear new clothes from head to toe to symbolize a new beginning in the new year. Wearing new clothes also symbolizes having more than enough things to use and wear in the new year. Red is a color of good luck."
who knew? This all sounds cool I think I am all for this
Also: "Most reunion dinners also feature a communal hot pot" This could easily go vegan. I have eaten a tofu hot pot before at a Chinese restaurant just hoping to try an amazing meal. So that was amazing, the dish could be called Buddha vegetable hot pot or something similar to that. And just help people celebrate this thing vegan from what I've read there is wheat noodles and stuff. So they are almost to the vegan place with the wheat noodles. But I think mainly people do meat unfortunately. There is just a lot of options available like buns and dumplings & noodles. It would be so amazing if people would celebrate this holiday vegan.