11 Interesting Chinese New Year Facts You Don’t Know

11 Interesting Chinese New Year Facts You Don’t Know : Chinese New Year which is also known as Spring Festival is going to start on 25th January 2020.

around 20% of the world population will be celebrating the festival.

According to Chinese Zodiac each new year has an animal sign and 2020 is the year of rat.

If we talk about previous year it was the year of Pig.

Chinese New Year will be celebrated for 15 days continuously and there will a 7 Days long holiday for employees in china.

The main activities during Chinese new year are Reunion Dinner Decorations Fireworks and giving up red envelopes.

There are many interesting Myths and facts regarding Chinese New Year which you probably don’t Know.

In this article i am going to share 11 Interesting Chinese New Year Facts You Don’t Know.

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Chinese New Year Facts

11 Interesting Chinese New Year Facts You Don’t Know

(01) Also called Spring Festival

Chinese New Year starts in the beginning of spring season therefore its also called Spring Festival.

(02) Date Changes Every Year

Chinese New Year date changes every year but it falls between 21st January to 20th of January.

It was celebrated on 5th February in 2019 and now in 2020 it will be celebrated on 25th January.

(03) Aimal sign in Every Year

In accordance with Chinese Zodiac every year has an animal sign 2019 was year of pig while 2020 is the year of rat.

The main difference between Chinese zodiac and Western zodiac is in western horoscope is chosen by your Birth month while in Chinese zodiac is chosen by Birth year.

(04) Longest Holiday Season

Chinese New Year continues for 16 days and this is the the reason it is world’s biggest festival.

(05) Special Gift of Red Envelopes

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During Chinese New Year older gift red envelopes (containing money) to younger and bosses to employs as a special bonus.

Red envelope is a type of packet which is red in color which contains money.

Mainly they give Red Envelopes to kids but apart from kids its given to Family,Friends and relatives.

Employs also expect red envelopes from their bosses.

(06) 20% World Population Engages

Do you know 2 Billion people take part in Chinese New Year Celebrations and worlds overall population is around 8 Billion.

India and China together make around 40% of the world population and really that’s huge

(07) Washing not Allowed

If you wash your hairs or clothes it means you wash out you luck so it is good not to wash hairs or clothes during Chinese New Year.

(08) Demons & Ghosts

Demons and Ghosts scare from Firecrackers this is what Chinese people believe,

therefore they use firecrackers which becomes worlds biggest fireworks during Chinese new year.

(09) Hire Boyfriend or Girlfriend

During Chinese New Year you are allowed to hire a boyfriend or a girlfriend for yourself if you are single.

(10) Longest Public Holiday

It is the longest public holiday with 7-12 days continuous work off for employs and one month winter vacation for students.

(11) Reunion Dinner

There are many Chinese people who are do jobs outside china and when Chinese New year nears they also travel to their homes,

for an special dinner called Reunion Dinner which every Chinese has to eat with their family in their homes.

Around 200 Million Chinese people living abroad travel to their homes for Reunion dinner on New years Eve.

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