Chinese New Year
The Lunar New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar. It marks the start of the new year and is a time when families get together.
Chinese New Year in 2020 starts on 25th January and is The Year of the Rat.
The animals of the Chinese Year
Chinese years are named after one of twelve animals. People born in the appropriate year are said to have the personality of the animal:
Chinese red envelopes
At Chinese New Year presents of money are given in red envelopes with good luck characters on them. Presents of money given in red envelopes must not be refused.
Immediate family give presents to children on New Year's Eve - this is called Ya Sui Qian - which means 'suppressing age money' - it is meant to stop the children getting older. this comes from the tradition that everyone becomes one year older on New Year's Day.
Red is a lucky colour and will bring good luck to the person receiving the gift.
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