How to celebrate Chinese New Year in Spain

THE Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most important traditional festival of the year Chinese calendar.

In 2020 Chinese New Year falls on January 25 and according to the Chinese zodiac, this is the Year of the Rat.

During this period millions of people travel to their places of origin to celebrate the holidays with their families. They clean their homes and put up red posters with poetic verses on their doors, and red lanterns.

On the evening of the Spring Festival Eve, people set off fireworks and firecrackers, hoping to cast away any bad luck and bring forth good luck and children often receive money wrapped in red packets in the hope of dispelling evil spirits.

Various activities such as beating drums and striking gongs, as well as dragon and lion dances, are all part of the exciting festivities.


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