Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival and it occurs on the first day of the Lunar Calendar. Like its Western counterpart, Chinese New Year is a very important holiday and is the symbol of a brand new year. The Chinese zodiac animal also changes on this day.

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Is Chinese New Year a religious festival?

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No, Chinese new year has the same meaning as the international new year on 1st January, but based on a traditional Chinese calender instead of a modern international calendar. So for each year, the Chinese new year dates are different. Chinese New Year is more of a Chinese festival using traditional Chinese customs and beliefs; and not anything directly to do with religious elements. Just take it literally: it is just Chinese's New Year. Other races will have their own New Years using their own traditional calendars i.e. Malays.
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What are the colors that represent New Year's?

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Silver & Gold. Or Sometimes Bright colors Such As Blue, Red, Yellow, Green ect. NO BLACK! If you're talking about Chinese New Year, according to your category, then its best to use Red. Because Red means Good Luck.
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What does the Chinese New Year rabbit mean?

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It means to be loved,cared for, and will grant you luck ahead
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What do people usually eat during Chinese New Year?

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People eat rice,dumpling,noodles,chicken,etc. in Chinese New Year.
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When do Chinese New Year do the fireworks?

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12:00 am the first day of the Chinese New Year!
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Why do Chinese people wear red and new clothes on the Chinese New Year?

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People wear red so people can scare the spirits away.Also, it is a New Year to buy clothes!
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When did Chinese New Year start in 1975?

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In 1975, Chinese New Year fell on February 11.
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Why we get red pocket during Chinese new year?

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in china ,red means happiness. it just a tradition. i
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What do Chinese men wear for Chinese New Year?

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Something Black, White And REd
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When will the Next year of the ox occur in the Chinese calendar?

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Chinese New Year for 2009 is on the 26th of January: the Year of the Yin Earth Ox. In Chinese Astrology each sign is represented by an animal. There are 12 animal signs in total, each corresponding to a lunar year, with each sign also having 5 elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal & Water). In certain years, particular elements are more prominent. For instance in 2005, the 'wood' element is very prominent so therefore it is 2005, Year of the Wood Rooster. The special combination of the Sign and Element only occurs once every 60 years. As Chinese Astrology is one of the oldest types of Astrology, the origins of naming the years after animals is unknown. But a popular legend is that Buddha (c.563-c.483 B.C) invited all the animals to visit him, and as a demonstration of thanks to those who came, he dedicated a year to each of the animals according to the order in which they arrived: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.
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What happens on the seventh day of Chinese New Year?

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The seventh day of the New Year is the day for farmers to display their produce. These farmers make a drink from seven types of vegetables to celebrate the occasion. The seventh day is also considered the birthday of human beings. Noodles are eaten to promote longevity and raw fish for success.
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How long does the Chinese New Year last?

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The Chinese New Year lasts up to 15 days only in the country but in urban areas it last 7 days. The holiday for this year from Jan 22-28, 2012, start work at Jan 29, 2012. (This holiday is for Chinese New Year, in China it's know as Spring Festival)
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How do you spell happy new year in Chinese characters?

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You can spell"新年快乐"in Chinese characters.If you use Chinese phonetic alphabet,you can spell "xin nian kuai le"
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What year did Allegheny airline crash at tweed new haven airport?

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On June 7, 1971, an Allegheny Airlines prop jet Convair 340/440 (Flight #485) crashed while making a VOR (non-precision) approach to the Tweed-New Haven Airport in heavy fog.
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A memorable holiday spent with your grandmother?

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in my holidays i spend with my grand mother by roaming the city in Malaysia, Singapore e.t.c
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Can we cut hair during Chinese New Year?

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No, it may brings bad fortune. In Chinese, hair is pronounced in "fa" (character "发"). This character can express a meaning of bring fortune, (chinese character words "发财"). So if people cut hair during the Chinese new year, they will lose money because they cut down the forture of "发财"。
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What year did the phrase 'The New Ironman' apply in baseball?

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1995 1995 14. Ripken Becomes New Ironman (September 6, 1995) When the third out was recorded in the top of the fifth inning in a contest between Baltimore and the California Angels, the game became official. Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. had played in a major league record 2131 consecutive games, moving Lou Gehrig - the "Iron Horse" who played for the New York Yankees from 1925 to 1939 - into second place on baseball's endurance list. Gehrig's seemingly unbreakable mark stood for 56 years, four months and six days.
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Do all people celebrate Chinese New Year?

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No, the Chinese and many Asians do however.