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On New Years Eve the presence of the ancestors are acknowledged with a dinner arranged for them at the family banquet table. These dead relatives (in ancient times and now…) are important and are remembered with great respect because they were responsible for laying the foundations of the glory and honor of the family. The spirits of the ancestors, together with the living, celebrate the New Year as one great community. The communal feast is called "surrounding the stove" or "weilu." It symbolizes family unity and honors the past and present generations. The Chinese (before and now) also sacrifice things to the ancestors, which unites the living and the dead. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are celebrated as a whole family and as a time of reunion and thanksgiving. In ancient times, the celebration was traditionally highlighted with a religious ceremony given in honor of Heaven, Earth, the gods of the household, and the family ancestors. The Chinese (in ancient times, as well as now) lay out oranges and tangerines which symbolize good luck for the New Year. The children also receive presents on New Years. They are presented with new clothing, eat luxurious meals, receive new toys, and enjoy a fire cracker display. Friends and relatives also exchange red envelopes containing lucky money, as a gift for the Chinese New Year.
Chinese people celebrate Chinese new year because it is a brand new year for Chinese people (and they want to receive red packets).
It's the same reason that people celebrate Easter or Christmas: it is their tradition. If you are Chinese or are interested in Chinese culture/traditions, you may celebrate Ch…inese New Year. It is just like westerners celebrating our new year except the Chinese choose to use a different date.
The Chinese celebrate the richness and historical significance of the New Year on Chinese cultures and traditions
Normally Chinese people will always celebrate new year at home with their entire family!
To scare aTo scare away evil spirits way evil spirits
in a legend they use fireworks to scare away a dragon called 'nian'
everywhere in china
Fireworks set off on Chinese new year because it is a time to celebrate and have fun and it wears of evil spirit's
In February on the 3rd
The Chinese New Year is celebrated, because its another year just like when the Americans celebrate the New Year.
They set off firecrackers on Chinese New Year.
Seriously? It's like asking why are there fireworks in New Year...
Rockets and thoose things that make much glitter (;D). Pretty much the same as any country.
To appreciate the richness of Chinese culture and its traditions and customs.