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How to meet the Chinese New Year

How to meet the Chinese New Year

succession of magical Christmas holidays in Russia dates back long before the 31st of December.Many of our compatriots start this festive extravaganza falls on Christmas, then all together celebrate the New Year, Orthodox Christmas, Old New Year, Epiphany.It would seem that it's time to start working life, but it should be "knocking on the hoof" blue or green Wooden Horse - the mascot of the upcoming January 31 to the eastern calendar Chinese New Year.

New Year according to the lunar calendar

New Year according to the lunar calendar

Exotic ritual of meeting the Chinese New Year is very attractive: there is not a specific day, which is tied to the Eastern calendar, and corresponds to the phases of the moon.Festive New Year's Eve comes at midnight after the day on which the case of the second new moon after the winter solstice.This period of the Middle Kingdom accounts for calendar days from January 20 to February 20 of each year.It called the New Year in China - Chun Jie, or Spring Festival.In 2014, the Spring Festival fal

ls on January 31.

Unlike Europeans, who are trying to please the talisman of the next year - Emerald Horses on the night of December 31 to January 1, figurines adorn the dwelling "mistress of the Year", and the table - a dish in her honor, the Chinese did not flirt with a horse, and tryto comply with the annual tradition.

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Festive table in Chinese

Festive table in Chinese

One of the main conditions for the meeting Chun Jie - cleaning their homes of old, annoying problems.Clutter, dust and dirt - the enemies of Qi energy, they prevent the dissemination of your apartment.If the home is not on the eve of the Chinese New Year shine purity problems with the mud will move from the old year to the new.Just do not wash the floors with water and sea salt on the last day of the year.

festive table must be "magnificent" to break the number of dishes.However, given that many of our fellow citizens are spending their savings on New Year's feast, and the subsequent celebrations, we can restrict reasonable menu, and fill the remaining space of the table tangerines (in China, they symbolize wealth), sweets, that will bring you financial independence.

The abundance of red

abundance of red

abundance of red: in clothing, home decoration.Red lanterns are lit, spreading a tablecloth on the table, scarlet, red balloons are inflated and hung around the rooms.Chinese strictly enforce this tradition, since according to the legend, only the red color and the noise scared underwater dragon, which annually rose from the depths and took away several residents of China.Forced to retire monster beggar monk hung red paper strips at the entrance to the home and start lumbering glowing fireworks.Since then, the red color became a symbol of purification and victory over the forces of darkness, and the family, preparing for the main celebrations of the year, paint the windows and doors in red color, be sure to buy gifts and new clothes.New outfits guaranteed their owners good luck and prosperity in the coming year.

Red Chinese posters

Red Chinese posters

Residents country culprits celebrations at numerous red banners with golden characters written wishes of good luck and prosperity.They firmly believe that gold symbolic inscriptions attract into their life well-being and prosperity.Not knowing the language, the Europeans write with acrylic paint or gouache golden their dreams: "My family is happy," "We were supportive of Heaven," "My world - Magnet Good Luck and Love" and so on.Then hang them around the house or apartment and leave hanging on the whole New Year's Eve.

How to ward off evil spirits

How to ward off evil spirits

drive away evil spirits and attract good luck in the Chinese New Year firecrackers and crackers made.If you do not have to buy a "shooting" attribute, it is enough to clap their hands or rumble intermittently tambourine.

Chinese believe Chun Jie family holiday.New Year's meal begins only when all members of the large family gathered around the table and rassyadutsya.If someone did not happen because of the important points to get to the home, then it is required to leave the Chinese family from scratch and appliances.

Chinese mascots

Chinese mascots

traditional dish on New Year's table in the Middle Kingdom - dumplings or gnocchi.Recipes for their preparation, each Chinese family stores and transmits from generation to generation.Gnocchi or dumplings symbolize the Chinese silver ingots, and the fish - prosperity, as their language it means "abundance."Besides fish and dumplings on New Year's table with the Chinese are usually pancakes, topped with savory pork and vegetables.The ritual of the New Year: the need to eat at midnight one dumpling and one mandarin, then good luck and happiness will accompany you all 12 months.

Chinese money

Chinese money

After New Year's Eve feast adult Chinese give all children of scarlet envelope, which is certainly money that according to legend, the owner will bring a lot of joy and happiness.Previously, instead of "money" envelopes were given necklaces made of hundreds of coins, which meant the owner wish to live to be a hundred.Nowadays these necklaces are sold in China, but more like souvenirs for tourists, as they are not real coins.

exotic Chinese ritual of "first exit" is interesting in that when the clock finally strikes midnight, people go out and do a dozen steps in the direction that will bring success and good fortune of their zodiac sign.

Unusual Chinese tradition that more than three thousand years, to give to all, without exception, a pair of mandarin.Why two citrus?With the ancient Chinese expression "two Mandarin" is translated as "gold."

idea of ​​how to meet the Chinese New Year, you can get by visiting the Lantern Festival - a bright, unforgettable celebration of life, which completes the New Year celebration.Joyful mood, pure soul and mind - the key to a pleasant meeting, the Chinese New Year and the performance of good wishes!