Gung Hay Fat Choy

February 3, 2011 by staff 

Gung Hay Fat Choy, Gung Hay Fat Choy is a Chinese New Year greeting meaning “Congratulations and best wishes” or “best wishes for prosperity,” which translates literally from the host “Good year” more common in the west.
According to the Wikipedia story short, due to the Moon cyclical dating, the first day of the year can fall anywhere between late January and mid February. On the Chinese calendar, 2011 is Lunar Year 4709. On the Western calendar, the beginning of Chinese New Year falls on Thursday, February 3, 2011 – The Year of the Rabbit.

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Chinese New Year – often called Chinese Lunar New Year even if it is in fact lunisolar – is the most important traditional Chinese festival. Despite its appearance in winter in China, it is known as “Spring Festival”, the literal translation of Chinese name? (Pinyin: Ch Jie n?) Because of the difference between Western and Chinese methods traditional calculation of the season. The festival begins on the first day of first month (Chinese: Pinyin: Zh Yue ng?) In the traditional Chinese calendar and ends with Lantern Festival, which is the 15th day. New Year’s Eve China, a day when Chinese families gather for their annual reunion dinner, is known as Ch? X? “Eve of the passing year.” (?) Or

Chinese New Year celebration is the longest and largest in the Chinese lunisolar calendar. The origin of Chinese New Year itself is centuries old and gains significance because of several myths and traditions. Ancient Chinese New Year is a reflection on how people behave and what they thought best.

Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with a large Chinese population, such as Mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and also in Chinatowns around the world. Chinese New Year is considered a great festival for the Chinese and has had an influence on the New Year celebrations of its geographic neighbors, as well as cultures with which the Chinese have had extensive interaction. These include Koreans (Seollal), Tibetans and Bhutanese (Losar), Mongolians (Tsagaan Sar), Vietnamese (T t) and the Japanese before 1873 (Oshogatsu).

In countries such as Australia, Canada and the United States, although the Chinese New Year is not a holiday, many ethnic Chinese hold large celebrations and Australia Post, Canada Post, and stamps on the theme of the U.S. Postal Service issue of An.

In China, the regional customs and traditions for the celebration of Chinese New Year vary widely. People will pour their money to buy presents, decoration materials, food and clothing. It is also the tradition that every family cleans the house thoroughly to sweep away any bad luck in hopes of making room for the incoming good luck. Windows and doors are decorated with red paper-cuts and couplets with themes popular “happiness”, “wealth” and “longevity.” On Chinese New Year, dinner is a meal with families. Foods include items such as pigs, ducks, chickens and sweet treats. The family will end the night with firecrackers. Early the next morning, children will be welcomed by their parents wished them a happy New Year and good, and receive money in red envelopes. The tradition of Chinese New Year is to reconcile, forget all grudges and sincerely wish peace and happiness for everyone.

Although the Chinese calendar traditionally did not use continuously numbered years, outside of China for its years are often numbered from the reign of the Yellow Emperor. But at least three different years numbered 1 are now used by different researchers, making the year 2011 “Year of China” 4709, 4708, or 4648.

The Chinese lunisolar calendar determines dates of Chinese New Year. The calendar is also used in countries that have adopted or have been influenced by Han culture (notably the Koreans, Japanese and Vietnamese) and may have a common ancestor with the New Year festivals like Outside of Asia (such as Iran and historically, the Bulgars lands).

In the Gregorian calendar, Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year, a date between January 21 and February 20. In the Chinese calendar, the winter solstice must be done in the 11th month, which means the Chinese New Year usually falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice (rarely the third case of an intervention intercalary month). In traditional Chinese culture, is a term Lichun solar marking the beginning of spring, which occurs about February 4? The dates for the Chinese New Year 1996 to 2019 (in the Gregorian calendar) are left, with Speaker of the year animals of the zodiac and its earthly branch. The names of the earthly branches have no equivalent in English and not the Chinese translations of the animals. Besides the 12-year cycle of the animal zodiac is a 10-year cycle of heavenly stems. Each of the ten heavenly stems is associated with one of the five elements of Chinese astrology, namely Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. The elements are rotated every two years while a yin and yang combination alternates each year. The elements are thus distinguished: Yang Wood, Yin Wood, Yang Fire, Yin Fire, etc. These produce a combined cycle that repeats every 60 years. For example, the year of the Rat Yang fire in 1936 and 1996, 60 years apart.

Many confuse their Chinese birth year with their Gregorian birth year. As the Chinese New Year starts in late January to mid-February, the dates of Chinese New Year January 1 to date in the new Gregorian year remain unchanged from the previous Gregorian year. For example, in 1989 the snake began Feb. 6, 1989. Some as the year of the horse regards the year 1990. However, the year 1989 of the snake officially ended on January 26, 1990. This means that anyone born from January 1 to January 25, 1990 was actually born in the year of the snake rather than the year of the horse. Many online Chinese Sign calculators do not take into account the non-alignment of the two calendars, using Gregorian-calendar years rather than the official dates of Chinese New Year.

A system of Chinese calendar year numbered consecutively assigned to the year 4708 beginning February 3, 2011, but it is not universally accepted, the calendar is historically cyclical, not numbered sequentially.

The days before the celebration of Chinese New Year families give their home a thorough cleaning. There is a Cantonese saying: “Wash the dirt on ninyabaat” (?), but the practice is not generally limited nin’ya’baat (? on the 28th day of the month 12). It is believed the cleaning sweeps away bad luck from the previous year and makes their homes ready for good luck. Brooms and dustpans are put aside on the first day so that luck newcomer property cannot be scanned. Some people give their homes, doors and window frames of a new coat of red paint. The houses are often decorated with paper cutouts of Chinese auspicious phrases and couplets. Buy new clothes, shoes, and get a haircut also symbolizes a new beginning.

In many homes where Buddhism or Taoism is widespread, altars and statues home are thoroughly cleaned, and altars were adorned with decorations to the previous year are also taken and burned a week before the start of new year and replaced with new decorations. Taoist (and Buddhist to a lesser extent) will also “send gods” (??), an example would burn an effigy of paper Zao June the Kitchen God, the DVR functions of the family. This is done for the god of the kitchen may report to the Jade Emperor of transgressions of the household of the family and good deeds. Families often offer sugary foods (like candy) to “bribe” the deities in the reports of good things about the family.

The biggest event of any Chinese New Year dinner is every family will have. A dish consisting of fish appear on the tables of Chinese families. It is for display for dinner New Year’s Eve. This meal is comparable to Christmas dinner in the West. In northern China, it is customary to make dumplings (jiaozi?) After dinner and has around midnight. Dumplings symbolize wealth because their shape is like a Chinese tael. In contrast, in the South, it is customary to make a New Year cake (niangao,) After dinner and send pieces of it as gifts to relatives and friends in the coming days the New Year. Niangao literally means more prosperous year. After dinner some families go to local temples, a few hours before the New Year begins to pray for a prosperous New Year by lighting incense beginning of the year, but in modern practice, many households hold parties and even holding a countdown to the New Year luni-solar. From 1982, the New Year Gala of CCTV has broadcast four hours before the start of the New Year.

The first day is to welcome the deities of heaven and earth, officially beginning at midnight. Many people, especially Buddhists, abstain from meat on the first day because we believe that this will ensure longevity for them. Some consider lighting fires and using knives to bad luck on New Year’s Day, so that all foods to eat cooked overnight. For Buddhists, the first day is also the anniversary of Maitreya Bodhisattva (better known as the more familiar Luohan Budai), Buddha-to-be. People also refrain from killing animals.

More importantly, the first day of Chinese New Year is a time when families visit the older members and the higher of their extended family, usually parents, grandparents or great grandparents.

Some families may invite a lion dance troupe as a symbolic ritual to usher the Chinese New Year, and to expel evil spirits of the place. The family members who are married also give red envelopes containing cash to junior members of the family, especially children and adolescents. Business leaders also give bonuses through red envelopes to employees for good luck and wealth.

While fireworks and firecrackers are traditionally very popular, some regions have banned them because of concerns about fire hazards, leading to increased number of fires around the New Year and has challenged the ability to work municipal fire services. For this reason, various municipal governments (eg, Hong Kong and Beijing for a number of years) the prohibitions issued more than fireworks and firecrackers in some places of the city. As a substitute, fireworks, much has been launched by governments in places like Hong Kong to provide citizens with experience.

Chinese New Year is often accompanied by large, enthusiastic greetings, often called?? (J? Xi? Hua ng), or we could translate the words or phrases of good omen. Some of the most common examples may include:

Chinese Simplified Chinese Traditional? ????; Mandarin Pinyin: x nn or kuai le; Jyutping:? SAN1 nin4 faai3 lok6; Pe h-ej: kh Sin-ni-ma lo k; Hakka: Kai Lok Sin Ngen; Taishanese: Slin Nen Fai Lok. More contemporary desires of Western influences, it literally translates to host “Good year” more common in the west. But in northern China, traditionally people say simplified Chinese: Traditional Chinese: Pinyin: GU? Or NH o instead of simplified Chinese: Traditional Chinese: to differentiate it from the new international year. And then?? Can be used from the first day of the fifth day of Chinese New Year. However, is considered too short and too common a greeting.

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