Chinese New Year is a holiday that is taken seriously in Chinese Culture. This is because some of the actions you take can set the tone for the rest of the year!
Here are 8 fun facts about Chinese New Year you may not have known:
There’s a Zodiac Animal For Every Year
Instead of having a different zodiac sign for every month, Chinese Zodiacs have one for every year. 2020 is the year of the Rat. Although the animals of the chinese zodiac might not be the most loved, they each have positive traits to them.
Your Zodiac Year Is Bad Luck
According to CNY, you are supposed to be more careful during the year of your zodiac as it is your unluckiest. The color red serves as your protector. Which is why houses are doused in red decorations and most outfits during this holiday consist of the color red as well.
It Is The Longest Chinese Holiday
Chinese New Year lasts for 14 days! Celebrations will even start on New Year’s Eve sometimes, making it 15 days long.
Fake Significant Others Are Hired
We all know the dreaded question, “So, have you met anyone yet?” Singles hire a boyfriend or girlfriend to bring home to the fam just to avoid this question!
The Most Fireworks In The World Are Set Off On This Night
Fireworks are set off to scare bad luck and monsters away the night and morning of!
Showering, Sweeping, & Throwing Out Garbage Are Off Limits!
Showering on New Year’s Eve is prohibited! Sweeping and throwing out the trash is not allowed after the 5th. You don’t want to get rid of any good luck that has come your way!
Naps Are A Negative
It is believed that Naps will encourage you to be lazy for the year, and we don’t want that.
Dumplings All Day, Every Day
These are eaten on most Chinese Holidays, but you are supposed to eat dumplings for every meal, every day during this specific holiday.