Chinese New Year Traditions

By: Leah Stegmaier

Dates

  • Falls between January 21 and February 20
  • This year it is February 19

Food

  • The dinner includes fish, noodles, and dumplings

Decorations

  • Plants and flowers represent rebirth and new growth
  • Oranges and tangerines represent a secure relationship
  • A candy tray represents good fortune

Lantern Festival

  • Is held on the 15th day of the first lunar month
  • Works of art are painted on these lanterns
  • People hang their lanterns in temples and them in parade held under the full moon

Chinese Horoscopes

  • Year of the snake (2001)- have good instincts
  • Year of the dragon (2000)- are mythical
  • Year of the sheep (2015)- can recognize facts