New World Press, Beijing, The second day, considered the beginning of the year, is spent with family. Traditionally, a drum is sounded when the riddle is answered correctly. One very common course is a whole fish, the term for which, yu, is homophonous with the word meaning surplus or abundance, and therefore auspicious.
In stores in Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, and other cities, products of traditional Chinese style have started to lead fashion trend[s]. In much of China, peasants waited until the 23rd in South China or the 24th in the North to pick up the broom and dust pan.
Law, Joan and Barbara E. After the rite, the members have a big feast. Originally, lanterns were said to have been used on this night to help see the gods by torch light.
While fireworks and firecrackers are traditionally very popular, some regions have banned them due to concerns over fire hazards. The Lantern Festival signals the end of the New Year festival period.
It was from this necessity that the Chinese lunar calendar was born; and it is this calendar which fixes the dates of the lunar new year and other events related to the holiday season. Although they may vary from region to region, village to village, and even family to family according to social position, many of these customs are still observed.
Traditional food is prepared for many family members coming to visit for the holiday. Auspicious ripe fruit and healthy smiling babies were often featured, and likenesses of door gods, affixed to the front gate to guard against evil spirits or ghosts, were another traditional favorite.
Traditionally, on this last night of the year, the male head of the household led the family in making offerings to various gods of the house and to the ancestors.
These families prepare a modest ancestral rite only with necessary foods for Seollal. The attention would then turn to the ancestors, to whom sacrifices of food would be given along with burning of incense.
For Buddhists, the first day is also the birthday of Maitreya Bodhisattva better known as the more familiar Budai Luohanthe Buddha-to-be. Peasants could measure time by simply recording the revolutions and phases of the moon.
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InLunar New Year day is Friday, February The Chinese and Vietnamese zodiacs are represented by 12 animals. According to legend, the Jade Emperor. Korean New Year (Hangul: 설날; RR: Seollal; MR: Sŏllal) is the first day of the Korean lunar calendar.
It is one of the most important traditional Korean holidays. It.
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Lunar New Year, Chinese Chunjie, Vietnamese Tet, Korean Solnal, Tibetan Losar, also called Spring Festival, festival typically celebrated in China and other Asian countries that begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends on the first full moon of the lunar calendar, 15 days later.Lunar new year