Anonymous asked in 社會與文化語言 · 2 decades ago



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  • 2 decades ago
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    Days before the New Year, people will pour out their money to buy presents, decoration material, food and clothing. The Eve of the New Year is very carefully observed. Supper is a feast, with all members coming together. After dinner, it is time for the whole family to sit up for the night and children greet their parents and receive red envelopes.  

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  • 2 decades ago

    Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and

    ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern

    Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns

    in a parade.

    The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The

    lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese

    insert an extra month once every few years (seven years out of a 19-yearcycle). This is

    the same as adding an extra day on leap year. This is why, according to the solar

    calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year.

    New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are celebrated as a family affair, a time of

    reunion and thanksgiving. The celebration was traditionally highlighted with a religious

    ceremony given in honor of Heaven and Earth, the gods of the household and the

    family ancestors.

    The sacrifice to the ancestors, the most vital of all the rituals, united the living

    members with those who had passed away. Departed relatives are remembered with

    great respect because they were responsible for laying the foundations for the fortune

    and glory of the family.

    The presence of the ancestors is acknowledged on New Year's Eve with a dinner

    arranged for them at the family banquet table. The spirits of the ancestors, together with

    the living, celebrate the onset of the New Year as one great community. The communal

    feast called "surrounding the stove" or weilu. It symbolizes family unity and honors the

    past and present generations.

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  • 2 decades ago

    Lunar New year(Chinese New year) is the biggest festival in Taiwan.during this month we have a lot of activities to celebrate~such as Lantern holiday.And we will use red color to decorate everywhere~it means good luck or bring more fortunes~


    u can use this web site to introduce ur friend about Lunar New Year~: )

    Source(s): myself and Taipei city website
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