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Chinese New Year
Fireworks spray over Victoria Harbour
Chinese have different New Year's dates and celebration traditions, this year it falls in 31st of January, the following is the listing of Chinese New Year Day based on China time zone.The celebration is also known as the Spring festival, starting on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar, the festival goes on for about 23 days.
What Chinese do to prepare their homes for the celebrations? They clean them until they spark, putting red posters with poetic verses on it to their doors, Chinese New Year pictures on their walls, and decorate their homes with red lanterns. They visit their families and friends, is more like Christmas for Europeans. In the eve of the Spring Festival many people will head on the streets to set off fireworks and firecrackers, hoping to cast away any bad luck and bring forth good luck. The traditions is to wear brand new clothes...they beat drums and dance dragon and lion dances.
Nowadays, there are many people believing these signs of the year and horoscopes, and here it is, in Chinese tradition, each year dedicated a specific animal, Dragon, Horse, Monkey, Rat, Rabbit, Dog, Rooster, Ox, Tiger, Snake and Ram, these are the 12 animals that are part of the Chinese tradition
If you want to fully enjoy the Chinese New Year, you should visit Hong Kong, and go along with the vibrant celebrations there, there will be New Year Night Parade, hitting Tsim Sha Tsui East on the Kowloon peninsula with colorful floats and different performers from all over the world, street entertainers, music, dance...and so much more, it will be unforgettable and amazing show all over the night. Imagine the high skyscrapers bedecked with thousands of glittering lights.
Fireworks spray over Victoria Harbour welcoming the lunar year, spectacular variety of seasonal symbols , which represent good fortune and happiness, everyone saying the best wishes...amazing atmosphere, a lifetime experience,parks, where kumquat trees, peach blossoms and tangerine plants fill the air with sweet scents.
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