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Spring Festival (春节 / chūn jié)

February 1

  1. : Spring Festival (春节 / chūn jié)

    The original name for this day was Yuán Dàn (元旦), with Yuan meaning “the beginning.” However, Yuan Dan is now used to refer to the New Year of the solar calendar.

    • Lunar date
      January 1st (正月初一 / zhēng yuè chū yī)
    • Solar (Gregorian) date
      February 1st, 2022
    • Activities & traditions
      Firecrackers start off a day of greetings and blessings between neighbors. There are no specific activities other than celebrating the New Year. The ancient Chinese record and analyze the weather, stars and moon to predict the fortunes of the year. The practice is known as zhàn suì (占岁).
    • Food
      In addition to food from last night, people can also celebrate with Tu Su wine(屠苏酒 / tú sū jiǔ).
    • Superstitions & beliefs
      It is forbidden to sweep or clean on this day, else good fortune will be swept away.


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