Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year – ChungJie or Spring Festival) will be celebrated around the world – Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, and in every city, in which there is China town. But the most colorful is expected in big cities, таких как Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong. In 2015 Chinese year will disperse to their homes on February 18, and 19.02 will celebrate together (this is the first day of the lunar calendar).
Primarily, a family holiday, so the Chinese are sent to their parents, gather the whole family(Chuxi (New Year's Eve)). All give gifts, buy decorations, new clothes, food. Everything becomes bright and colorful, decorated with red and gold. On windows and doors pasting, cut out of red paper, Good Luck, happiness, wealth and longevity, called chunlian. Friends and relatives give each other money in red envelopes.
The whole family gathers for dinner, cooked pork, weft, chicken and many other delicious dishes. People sincerely wish each other a happy new year, try to forget all grudges and grievances.
And the day, noisy at night and fireworks, hlopuški, squib, heard the drums, parades.
Dragon and lion dance is very popular these days. The Chinese believe, that the loud sounds of drums and cymbals deafening sounds with dragon and lion figures, vigorously dancing to the rhythm, will be able to ward off evil spirits.
Monster named Nian – History of Chinese New Year.
In 2013 year we had a chance to visit the biggest holiday in Hong Kong, along the main streets (Kowloon area) passed International hits – colorful show, where you can see and dragon dances and performances of orchestras and ensembles from different countries. In 2015, if you suddenly find yourself in Hong Kong, then hurry to take place in the central streets around six or seven, because the parade starts at 20:00, 19 February is usually crowded in the first rows, closer to the top, problematically!