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Spring festival

This is the most important festival for the Chinese people and is when all families get together. It fall on the 1st day of the 1st lunar month.

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Spring festival

Year of the dog

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The dog is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. It is of the yang polarity and its fixed element is metal.

Guonian

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Guonian ("passing the year") is the first day of the Chinese New Year where firecrackers are lit, noise is made and people visit their most senior family members.

Kainian

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Kainian ("beginning of the year") is the second day of Chinese New Year, where traditionally married daughters would visit their birth parents and poor people would be given money.

Nian

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Nian is a beast from Chinese mythology that either lives under the sea or in the mountains. Each spring, on or around Chinese New Year, it comes out of hiding to attack people, especially children. ...

Red couplet (duilian)

Festivals; Spring festival

A red couplet (or duilian) is a form of Chinese poetry, usually presented on the sides of doors leading to people's homes. They are commonly seen around the time of Chinese New Year and the amount of ...

Red envelope

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A red envelope, or red packet, is a monetary gift given in Chinese and other Asian cultures. A paper envelope containing money is normally given at weddings or holidays such as Chinese New Year.

Niangao

Festivals; Spring festival

Niangao ("year cake") is a food prepared from glutinous rice and consumed in Chinese cuisine. While it is available all year round, it is most popular during Chinese New Year.

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