Chinese New Year Festival Activities

Busy year (small year)

At the end of the year, the busy year begins on the 23rd or 24th of the year, also known as small year. Small years do not specifically refer to a single day. Due to different local customs, the days called small years are not the same. Prior to the Qing Dynasty, the folk traditional small year festival was December 24th. Starting from the middle and late Qing Dynasty, the emperor s family held a festival ceremony on December 23rd. Worship, it goes down , the folks in the north follow suit, mostly in the small years of December 23; in most parts of the south, the tradition of small years of December 24 is still maintained. Xiao Nian is the beginning and foreshadowing of the Spring Festival celebrations. Its main activities are two types: sweeping dust and offering stoves.

Traditional customs: offering stoves, steaming flower tinctures, buying young reds, eating stove sugar, and sweeping dust.


In addition to removing old cloth, new year olds will be removed, and some old year reds will be posted in some places. There is a saying in Guangdong that the year is eighth and the year is washed, which means that on the 28th day of the lunar calendar, the whole family will stay at home to clean up and post new years to celebrate the new year.

New Year s Eve

New Year s Eve is the last night of the end of the year. The last day at the end of the year is called year-old division , which means that the old age is divided by now, and another new age is changed. Divide means to remove; Xi means night. New Year s Eve means New Year s Eve, also known as New Year s Eve, New Year s Eve, New Year s Eve, etc., which is the last night at the end of the year. Chinese New Year s Eve is the day of removing the old cloth, reunifying the family, and sacrificing ancestors, and the Qingming Festival, July half, and Chongyang Festival are traditional Chinese folk festivals . New Year s Eve is of special significance in the hearts of Chinese people. On this most important day of the year, wandering nomads have to rush home to reunite with their families, quit the old year in the sound of firecrackers, and celebrate the Chinese New Year with fireworks. On New Year s Eve, worshipping ancestors and eating New Year s Eve, there is the custom of distributing New Year s Eve money and observing New Year s Eve after dinner.

Traditional customs: Set tables, worship ancestors, burn guns, eat Chinese New Year s Eve, pick up gods, hi-hat, pick god of wealth

First day of the first month

From the beginning of the new year, we have entered the theme of welcoming the blessings, worshiping the ancestors, and praying for the harvest. During the New Year s Day, firecrackers, fireworks, resignations, and New Year celebrations culminated in various activities . The sound of firecrackers resigned, and the fireworks filled the New Year. On the morning of the Spring Festival, the door opens, and the firecrackers are fired first. After the sound of firecrackers, the ground was shattered with red, and Chan Ruoyunjin was called full house red. On the first day of the first month of the first month of the first month of the new year, the new year is celebrated. In the morning, each family burned incense to salute the heaven and earth, worship the fathers, and worship the gods. Then pay tribute to the elders in turn, and congratulate each other s relatives and friends. On the first day of the new year, people get up early, put on their most beautiful clothes, dress up neatly and go out, and wish the best of the new year. Zhanshu said that the first day of the first month is the chicken day.

Traditional customs: open fire, worship, pray for the year, pray for the year, celebrate the year, gather wealth.

Second day of the first month

Back to her family

The second day of the Chinese New Year is the New Year s Day. In the morning, the gods of heaven and earth are worshipped. After the ritual is finished, the cannons and paper treasures are burned. This meal New Year s Eve is generally prepared with lettuce, lettuce, fish, etc., which is intended to take the meaning of making money. The daughter who got married that day went back to her maiden house and wanted her husband to go with her, so it was commonly known as Welcome Day. The daughter returning to her mother s home must bring some gifts and red envelopes to her child and have lunch at her home, but must rush back to her in-laws before dinner. Zhan Shu said that the second day of the first month is dog day.

Traditional customs: worship the gods, start a new year s dinner, etc.

Third day of the first month

The third day of the new year is also known as Red Dog Day, which is the same as Chikou, and usually does not go out to celebrate the New Year. It is said that this day is prone to quarrels with people . However, this custom is long outdated, because people are now rarely reunited during the Spring Festival, and it has been diluted a lot.

Traditional customs: burn the door god paper.

Fourth day of the first month

The fourth day of the Chinese New Year is the day of worshiping the God of Wealth, welcoming God and receiving God. In Book of the Book, it is said that the fourth day of the first month is the day when the son- in-law makes sheep, so it is called Sheep Day. On this day, people cannot kill sheep. Well, the sheep farmer will have a good harvest.

Traditional customs: meet God, meet the five roads, eat Zoro, throw poor.

Fifth day of the first month

God of fortune

On the fifth day of the first month, according to folk customs, the five-way God of Wealth is the birthday of the God of Wealth. Therefore, we must welcome the God of Wealth to enter the home, and bless our own new year of wealth and have more than a year. At the same time, it is naturally a day to send away the poor, so there is a saying to send the poor out. This day is also commonly known as Broken Five , which means that many taboos in the previous days have ended. In addition to the above taboos, breaking the five customs is mainly to send the poor, welcome the god of wealth, and open the trade. The northern folks have the custom of eating dumplings, which means to recruit wealth into treasure. Legend has it that the fifth day of the first month is the ox day.

Traditional customs: Offering God of Wealth (South), sending poverty, opening the market.

Sixth day of the first month

The sixth day of the first month is Ma Ri, which is called Liushun Dashun. On this day, every household will throw away the garbage accumulated during the festival, which is called sending poor ghosts. The sixth day of the new year is also the day of the opening of the market, and the store restaurant is officially opened for business, and it is necessary to set off firecrackers as much as on New Year s Eve.

Traditional customs: send the poor, open the market.

The seventh day of the first month

Lion dance

The seventh day is the person s day, that is, the person s birthday, and usually does not go out to celebrate New Year. Zhanshu said that from the first day, the order of creation of all things was one chicken, two dogs, three pigs, four sheep, five cattle, six horses, and seven people and eight grains. Since the Han Dynasty s literature, there have been written records of Japanese festivals and customs since the Wei and Jin Dynasties. In ancient times, there was the custom of wearing people victory. Human victory is a kind of headdress, also known as Caisheng and Huasheng.

Traditional customs: smoke the sky, eat Qibaoyao, send Vulcan

The eighth day of the first month

The eighth day of the new year is the commencement day. The distribution of profit is the first thing the Guangdong boss does when he goes to work on the first day after the New Year; profit is profit, which means that one year can be profit , and it is red. Visiting friends and relatives before the eighth day of the new year is basically complete. From the eighth day of the new year, folks have started to worship the gods, swim the gods, display the ancestors, lion dance, dragon dance, floating colors, swim lights, do funerals, javelin, do big shows, and various Cultural performances. It is said that the eighth day is the birthday of Millet. On this day, Tianyin apologizes, and when the weather is fine, the rice harvest is good.

Traditional customs: Shun Xing, swim God, do fasting, release prayers

The 15th day of the first month (Lantern Festival)

On the fifteenth day of the first month, customary activities mainly include lantern appreciation, swimming lights, boat escorting, artillery burning, fireworks burning, green mining, and Lantern Festival. The festival custom of the Lantern Festival is very distinctive, and the festivals and festival activities have also been extended with the development of history. The Lantern Festival custom has been dominated by lively and festive lantern watching customs since ancient times. Since its development, burning fireworks is also one of the main customs of the Lantern Festival.

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