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Chinese New Year Traditions

by on February 18th, 2015

Happy Chinese New Year! 2015 is the Year of the Goat. 

People born in the year of the goat (also known as the year of the sheep) are considered to have calm and gentle personalities, with delicate thoughts, a great level of creativity, and a strong sense of justice. They are blessed with particularly good health, and their lucky colours are green, red and purple.

Here are some Chinese New Year customs and traditions in photos.

 

 

Lanterns

It is common to hang numerous colourful lanterns at Chinese New Year. They decorate streets, marketplaces, houses and landmarks.

Chinese lanternss

 

Fireworks

Fireworks are set off both to celebrate the New Year, and to drive away evil. The first person to set off a firework is considered lucky.

Chinese Fireworks

 

Dragon Dance 

A traditional dance involving this important symbol of China – the dragon. This dance is performed at times of celebration.

Dragon Dance

 

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Little red envelopes containing money are given to children as gifts.

If you place an order from today onwards, a little red envelope containing a lucky gift will be placed inside your order. 

Hurry though – limited numbers of envelopes!

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