Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival is the most important festival in China and even non-Chinese are celebrating it. Chinese New Year celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. It was traditionally a time to honor deities as well as ancestors. Chinese New Year is a global celebration that has become a time to feast with family and loved ones.
We all know how grand this celebration is and here are some ways to welcome the year of the tiger in style.
Fireworks and Firecrackers
Chinese New Year celebrations would not be complete without the colorful firework display. In traditional Chinese culture, firecrackers were originally used to scare away evil spirits. People stay up on Chinese New Year’s Eve and set off firecrackers at midnight. And when they wake up the next morning, firecrackers are used again to welcome the new year and good luck.
It’s a tradition to give out red envelopes or hóngbāo filled with clean and crisp notes. This symbolizes good wishes and luck for the new year. The color red symbolizes energy, happiness, and good luck in Chinese cultures. Traditional red envelopes are often decorated with beautiful Chinese calligraphy and symbols. Red envelopes are given to children and the elderly during special occasions like Chinese New Year.
Traditional Chinese New Year Dinner
What better way to celebrate the new year than by having good food with your family. Certain foods are served during Chinese New Year as they were believed to bring luck for the year ahead. Be sure to include fish, dumplings, spring rolls, noodles, and rice cake for an abundant and prosperous 2022.
And while food is the main focus during a feast, having a good backdrop that serves to light your event and also a good spot for taking photos will also make your celebration even more memorable. Celebrate in style with any of our stock marquee lights which come in numbers, letters, and signs. We also customized marquee lights to blend with your event.
Wishing everyone a blessed and prosperous 2022!