Forgetting for a moment the worrying news about the coronavirus, let’s remember the ancient traditions of Asia that never cease to intrigue us. The Lunar New Year or, as the Chinese call it, Spring Festival, falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice.
On the eve of the holiday, people decorate their houses with red lanterns and inscriptions, dress in red clothes and launch firecrackers into the sky. The celebration is usually accompanied by impressive firework displays, gifts, and family get-togethers.
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We wish you all great prosperity in the New Lunar Year!
Movavi Blog Team
According to an ancient Chinese legend, on this day the monster Nyan (whose name means “year” in Chinese) appeared in villages to devour cattle and people. One time, an old man came to the people and scared the monster away using noise and red decorations, as Nyan was very afraid of those things. Since that time, people on this day place red inscriptions on doors, set off firecrackers, and stay up all night: it’s called “show sui” – “protect the year”.