All ABOUT CHINESE NEW YEAR 2020 DATES, EVENTS, CALENDAR

The Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) has a history of more than 4,000 years and is the most extended holiday of the year. Unlike the English new year, which is based on the cycles of the Sun, the Chinese New Year is based on the phases of the moon. In the 21st century, National Day begins on the first day of the lunar calendar and lasts until the 15th day of the first month. In 2020, the first day of the Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between January 25 and ends on February 8. The Lunar New Year celebrations last for a long duration, i.e. about 15 days.

It is the most extended National Public Holiday. People take off for about 15 to 20 days. School children get a whole month of a break from school. There are many fun things people do to celebrate Chinese New Year. Everyone wears new red clothes; they decorate their home and towns with red lantern and signs. People also eat delicious food like dumplings. The children get red envelopes from elders filled with money.

 

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In China, all the store owners close their stores for the first five days of the Spring Festival, and some of the owners prefer to close their shops until the end of the festival. During this holiday, all the factories are closed with no exceptions. Although the official holiday only lasts about a week to ten days, most factories are not operational for a whole month. Peoplestock New Year's supplies in advance, and many of them start at Rabbah. The kitchen will also showcase the preparation of cured meats, salted fish and other preserved foods to mark the divine beginning of the fortunate Chinese New Year celebrations by delicious Spring Festival dishes.

Lunar New Year 2020

In China, all the store owners close their stores for the first five days of the Spring Festival, and some of the owners prefer to close their shops until the end of the festival. During this holiday, all the factories are closed with no exceptions. Although the official holiday only lasts about a week to ten days, most factories are not operational for a whole month. Peoplestock New Year's supplies in advance, and many of them start at Rabbah. The kitchen will also showcase the preparation of cured meats, salted fish and other preserved foods to mark the divine beginning of the fortunate Chinese New Year celebrations by delicious Spring Festival dishes.

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When is Chinese New Year Calendar, Events

The longest of all celebrations in china is the Chinese New Year. The schedule for Chinese New Year 2020 will be as follows:

  1. Little Year: JAN 17TH–24TH:  8 DAYS

For the Chinese New Yearpreparations willbeginon January 17th, 2020 and willlast until New Year’s Eve.

  • Spring Festival: JAN 25TH–FEB 4TH: 11 DAYS

As per Lunar Calendar, Chinese New Year 2020 will begin on January 25th and will end on February 4th, 2020.

  • Lantern Festival:FEB 5TH–8TH: 4 DAYS

Preparations will begin on the 5th Feb, and the Lantern Festival will start on February 8th.

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HERE IS THE DETAILED CHINESE NEW YEAR 2020 CALENDAR

Chinese New Year celebrations last for days. Customs, traditions and celebration may vary from region to region. Below is the list of the most important dates that give an estimation.

S.No. LUNAR DATE SOLAR DATE (2020) TITLE
1 December 23rd January 17th Little Year (小年—xiǎonián)
2 December 30th January 24th New Year's Eve (除夕—chúxì)
3 January 1st January 25th Spring Festival (春节—chūnjié)
4 January 2nd January 26th To the in-law’s (迎婿日—yíngxùrì)
5 January 3rd January 27th Day of the Rat (鼠日—shǔrì)
6 January 4th January 28th Day of the Sheep (羊日—yángrì)
7 January 5th January 29th Break Five (破五—pòwǔ)
8 January 6th January 30th Day of the Horse (马日—mǎrì)
9 January 7th January 31st Day of the Human (人日—rénrì)
10 January 8th February 1st Day of the Millet (谷日节—gǔrìjié)
11 January 9th February 2nd Providence Health (天公生—tiāngōngshēng)
12 January 10th February 3rd Stone Festival (石头节—shítoujié)
13 January 11th February 4th Son-in-Law Day (子婿日—zǐxùrì)
14 January 12th–14th February 5th–7th Lantern Festival Preparations
15 January 15th February 8th Lantern Festival (元宵节—yuánxiāojié)

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Lunar new year traditions:

Different regions of China have very different cultures. The following are the most typical:

New Year's Eve dinner:

The New Year's Eve dinner is the reunion dinnerin China usually for far staying family members. The dinner traditionally serves fish and dumplings. Other food items depend upon personal preferences.  Most Chinese people will have a New Year's Eve dinner at home instead of a restaurant.

Fireworks:

According to Chinese beliefs, Fireworks drive evil away. After midnight on New Year's Eve, the Chinese people do the fireworks to celebrate the arrival of the New Year and drive out darkness. Certain beliefs point towards getting good luck to those who start the fireworks in the new year.

Red envelope:

These red packets may range from one yuan to several thousand yuan. Usually, during the New Year, adults, especially married couples and seniors, give red rackets to young children. Again, the Chinese believe that the money in the red envelope will suppress the evil of the children, keep them healthy and make them live longer.

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New-year market:

During the new year, Chinese people go to short-term markets set up to sell New Year goods such as lanterns, fireworks,clothing, and small art and food.

Cleaning:

A few days before the Spring Festival, people will thoroughly clean the houses and house utensils, which marks the demolition of old houses and welcomes new ones.

Decoration:

After cleaning, people will decorate the house to welcome the chinese new year 2020. You can see the red colour ruling the decorations. The most popular New Year decorations are upside-down blessings, couplets, lanterns, paper cuts etc.

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