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Lunar New Year 2010

Lunar New Year 2010

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Customs and Traditions associated with CNY.
Customs and Traditions associated with CNY.

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Published by: Prof on Dec 25, 2009
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Chinese NewChinese New Year Year
除夕和新年除夕和新年
 
Story Behind LunarStory Behind LunarNew Year CelebrationNew Year Celebration
T
housands of years ago, thatwas ravaged by an evil monster one winter's eve. The followingyear the monster returned andagain ravaged the village. Beforeit could happen a third time, thevillagers devised a plan to scarethe monster away. Red bannerswere hung everywhere; the color red has long been believed toprotect against evil. Firecrackers,drums and gongs were used tocreate loud noises to scare thebeast away. The plan worked andthe celebration lasted severaldays during which people visitedwith each other, exchanged gifts,danced and ate tasty food.
 
Chinese New YearChinese New Year
Chinese New Year starts with the NewMoon on the first day of the lunar new year andends on the full moon15 days later. It iscelebrated by Chinesecommunities across theglobe

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