Chinese New Year typically falls between January 21st and February 20th and is celebrated for 15 days. The festival marks the end of the winter solstice and the beginning of a new year. The celebration is steeped in tradition and customs that have been passed down through generations, with the reunion dinner being one of the most important.
Families gather together to enjoy a lavish feast and exchange red envelopes filled with money. Red is considered a lucky colour in Chinese culture and is prevalent during the festival, it is believed to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck.
Another indispensable tradition is the cleaning of the house before New Year's Eve, which is done to sweep away any bad luck and make room for good luck to enter the home. Additionally, people decorate their homes with red lanterns, banners, and other decorations. Fireworks are also a big part of the celebration, as they are believed to drive away evil spirits and bring good luck.
Chinese New Year is also a time for people to make new year resolutions, express gratitude to the gods, and pay respects to their ancestors. Many people also take part in lion and dragon dances, which are believed to bring good luck and prosperity.
Chinese New Year is a time for family, tradition, and celebration. It is a time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. It is a time to come together and be grateful for the blessings of the past year, and to hope for a prosperous and successful new year.