The Year of the Goat
Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. Celebrating year 4713 is the year of the Goat or the Sheep. At Chinese New Year celebrations people wear red clothes, decorate with poems on red paper, and give children “lucky money” in red envelopes. Red symbolises fire, which according to legend can drive away bad luck. The fireworks that shower the festivities are rooted in a similar ancient custom. Long ago, people in China lit bamboo stalks, believing that the crackling flames would frighten evil spirits.
This Chinese New Year, Here and Now 365 wishes everyone a prosperous year filled with good luck and fortune.
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