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How is CNY different from WNY 2016年01月04日 22:15:18

As the New Year begins, we start to take time off from work and spend time with our families and hope for a prosperous new year. But in China, the official New Year is not on January 1st! The Chinese New Year begins on February 8th, almost a month and a couple of days after the rest of the world.

Why do the Chinese celebrate their New Year at a different time? Because while the rest of the world uses the Solar Calendar, which marks January 1st as the new year, the Chinese New Year uses the Lunar Calendar. The moon decides what day the Chinese New Year will be.

The date is not the only difference, though. The celebration itself also differs based on culture. The West celebrates New Year’s with a New Year’s Party or some type of gathering with friends or family. While on the other side of the world in the “Middle Kingdom”, the Chinese prefers quieter celebrations, having dinner with their families and staying up all night to play games and watch TV together. As the famous quote by Michael J. Fox goes, “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.”

Cultural differences also result in different cuisines and delights. In the United States, on New Year’s Day there is a tradition to eat black-eyed peas and collard greens. Eating collard greens brings fortune since the green color is symbolic of money and wealth, while eating the black-eyed peas brings humility and humbleness.

The Chinese traditionally eat dumplings and fish along with New Year Cake on Chinese New Year’s Day. Traditionally, fish will be served, but in northern regions of China, dumplings are very important. Usually these two dishes mean the start of a prosperous year. The dinner ends with a delicious serving of New Year’s Cake, which is usually made out of rice and coconut milk.


Traditional Chinese food for New Year’s Eve

While the Western New Year is quite ancient, the Chinese New Year has been celebrated for centuries and the traditions and values passed down have stayed true to their original meanings.

During the Chinese New Year, families usually do a thorough cleaning of their home to make sure everything is i

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  1. 高志鹏finding 2016年01月04日 23:41:33 举报
    full of Chinese cultural atmosphere.
  2. 王尧 2016年01月05日 12:24:46 举报
    好久没有这么长又这么简单的文章了
  3. 英语四级 2016年01月05日 13:06:01 举报
    回复王尧: 哈哈
  4. 屈玉聪 2017年09月11日 16:00:36 举报
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