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The Lunar New Year
Transcript of The Lunar New Year
Time of Ritual
The Lunar New Year takes place in the month of February. The first day is January 31st and lasts 15 days, and commemorates the coming of the New Year. It is celebrated in many countries such as Japan, Vietnam, Mongolia, Korea and many more.
Good Luck and Bad Omens
The Lunar New Year is a very superstitious time. There are lots of traditions performed at this time. Some of them are, not cleaning your house in fear of getting rid of good luck. Also debts are payed before the festival because old debts are a bad omen.
The Lunar New Year was said began during the Shang Dynasty (1766 BC - 1122 B.C). Some say it started as early as Emperor Yao and Shun (2300 B.C). According to legends the beginning of Chinese New Year a fight against a mythical beast called the "Year".
The Food and Apparel
New Year's Eves dinner dinner, normally fish will be served. Dumplings are the most important dish in Northern China. These two dishes mean prosperous. Other dishes are depending on personal preference. The majority of Chinese will have New Year's Eve dinner at home. Traditional red robes are worn.
(Chinese New Year)