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Chinese New Year comes to Science Spectrum

Xi Stresses Multi-Generational Commitment To Build the Nation, in Spring Festival Greeting Chinese New Year comes to Science Spectrum
Nicole Thomas | 15 February, 2018, 18:13

Although most United States citizens celebrated the new year on January 1, many Asian nations using the lunar calendar, like China and Korea, will celebrate the Lunar New Year this Friday.

The history of Spring Festival in China is over four thousand years old.

Yin Xiaowei, a 48-year-old housekeeper originally from northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, is one of those who made a decision to stay in Beijing. It's said that the more dumplings you eat at the celebration, the more money you'll make in the year ahead.

- The last day of the 15-day celebration is the Lantern Festival.

Among the many beliefs and rituals surrounding Chinese New Year, it is also a time to honor family and deities. This year, Chinese New Year is on February 16 and China's holiday season will last about two weeks.

Chinese New Year comes to Science Spectrum
Chinese New Year comes to Science Spectrum

Reception teacher Emma Cooper said: "We went to the Canton Chef to try Chinese food and then, later in the week, we held a small assembly for the rest of the school in the morning and parents in the afternoon".

"The Dog is an ethical and idealistic sign, and the year that bears its name will also bring increased social awareness and interest in society's less powerful members", the Astrology Club says. If you don't know much about Chinese Lunar New Year, AsiaMe can tell you all about it.

Commenting about the upcoming event, Esther Dobbin, Commercial Operations Manager at the Giant's Causeway said: "The Chinese tourist market is increasingly important for us and we are delighted to welcome a growing number of visitors from China to the Giant's Causeway every year".

"From the 2018 Chinese New Year onwards, the meaning and importance of family are critical to the realization of the aspirations of all 12 of the Chinese zodiac signs", Karma Weather notes. Various dishes including meat, vegetables, soup and candies are placed on the table including the most essential: fish.

Head to Ping Pang Pong at Gold Coast through February 18 to purchase the sweet treat Nian Gao-a traditional gold-brick-shaped New Year sweet rice cake that symbolizes prosperity and opportunity. Known as "hongbao/ang pow" in Mandarin and "lai see" in Cantonese, these are basically gifts of hard cash which are dispensed to kids in distinctive red envelopes. Fish in Chinese is called "Yu" which means prosperity and good fortune. "Because my family owned a restaurant, we were always working when other people celebrated".

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