Celebrating Chinese New Year - New Year's Traditions

by Tricia Morrissey, Dec 27, 2005 | Destinations: China / Beijing

For a fresh start in the new year, families spend the last days of the old year sweeping floors, cutting hair, washing old clothes and buying new clothes. Red banners painted with hopeful poems decorate each side of the front door. When everything is new again, and the banners hang brightly, brooms, brushes and scissors are put away. Now the family is ready to celebrate.

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A New Year's Legend
New Year's Traditions
Flowers & Plants
Eating Together
Lion Dance
Tray of Happiness
Red Envelopes
Lantern Festival
Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese Brush Painting