Celebrated Chinese New Year Essay
The 12 Chinese zodiac animals are: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. They always come in the same order, so 2018 was the year of the dog, 2019 is the year of the pig and 2020 will be the year of the rat. (We share the answer at the bottom of the page under 'Resources') People wish each other good luck, happiness and wealth for the new year.The words used most in good wishes are: happiness, wealth, prosperity, prosperous, auspicious'Gong Xi Fa Cai' means 'Have a prosperous new year' (pronounce it as: Gong Hee Faat Choy).
This became possible because of the Proclamation declared by President Benigno S.And make sure your plate is never empty, as this would be seen as your luck has run out.Food is often prepared up to a week before, so one must not use a knife or fire for cooking on New Years day, as cutting with a knife for many would symbolise ill luck.The celebration begins on the first day of the lunar calendar, so it is also called Lunar New Year, and it is considered the beginning of spring, so it is also called Spring Festival.The Chinese Zodiac refers to the year 2012 as the Year of the Water Dragon.The Chinese calendar is about one month behind our (so called Gregorian) calendar as it has between 30 and 50 more days per year.And the Chinese zodiac calendar has a cycle of 12 years.Mandarin oranges, dried fruit and even sweets are seen as lucky food.Candy boxes and little round shaped biscuits symbolising gold or fortune are served everywhere.Some families may even invite a dance troupe into their homes as well.Firecrackers are lit as these shall bring good luck and fortune.