• GBP
  • EUR
  • USD
  • AUD
  • CAD
Need Help - Click here for live chatYoutube Karnival Costumes PageStumbleupon Karnival Costumes Page

Pinterest

2015 Chinese New Year – Celebrate for 15 Days!

Posted on 1st January 2015
Comments (0)

2015 Chinese New Year – Celebrate for 15 Days!

Clown Logo of Karnival Costumes your Halloween specialists for Fancy Dress and Costume Accessories
The first day of the 2015 Chinese New Year is February 19, 2015 in China's time zone. In keeping with the Chinese calendar, this is the new moon day, and is the first day of the first Chinese lunar month in their Lunar Calendar system. 
 
2015 is the 4712th Chinese year and in accordance with the counting system used to establish the year’s character, is the year of Sheep. Some people say 2015 is a Green Sheep or Wooden Sheep year. The Sheep is one of Chinese lucky animals, not having to do the farm work. Instead, all the farming jobs go to the Ox which cr4eates a friction between the two characters. For the Chinese, Sheep have a mild personality and are seen as being friendly towards humans. Chinese treat Sheep as auspicious animals.
 
The Chinese New Year celebrations are the biggest and most elaborate in the Chinese world with the New Year celebrations lasting for 15 days until the Chinese Lantern Festival. Traditionally, each of these 15 days has a specific meaning and we’ll look at these later but we’ll start with the day of the Chinese New Year Eve which is set aside for family reunion with most people remaining awake until they hear the sound of firecrackers welcoming in the Chinese New Year. On the Chinese New Year Day, people like to greet each other with the expression Gong Xi Fa Chai, which has a literal translation of "congratulations and make a fortune".
 
The second day of Chinese New Year is the Son-in-Law Day which sees newlywed married women returning to their parental homes on this day where they all feast on a celebration lunch. The third day of Chinese New Year celebrations is the Mice Wedding Day a day when people go to bed early and in farming circles, they will leave food in the corner for the mice to eat. The fourth day of Chinese New Year is the Welcome Home Day to the God of the Stove with more celebration foods and firecrackers. The fifth day of Chinese New Year is the Welcome God of Wealth Day and lots of business stores and operations like to reopen on this day. The sixth day of Chinese New Year is the Clear-Water Master Day.
 
The seventh day of Chinese New Year is The Human Day although few Chinese celebrate on this day and simple meals are the order of the day. The eighth day of Chinese New Year is The Completion Day, on this day everyone should be back at work and things should be back to normal with foods prepared for the holidays should be finished up. The ninth day of Chinese New Year is the Birthday of Jade Emperor, King of Heaven. The tenth day of Chinese New Year is The Eating Day which is an extension of the feasting associated with Jade Emperor birthday. The eleventh day of Chinese New Year is The Break Day when nothing is planned. The twelfth day of Chinese New Year is The Diarrhea Day, well with all the feasting it was likely to happen! And yes, this really is the 12th days title. The 13th day of Chinese New Year is The Death Anniversary of Kuan Yu who is treated by most as the God of Wealth. The 14th day of Chinese New Year is The Lantern Decoration Day and the 15th day of Chinese New Year is The Lantern Festival. The Chinese New Year Festival will end at Chinese Lantern Festival.
 
The preparation to celebrate the Chinese New Year festival begins around 8th day of 12th lunar month which means that it takes around three weeks to prepare for the celebrations and at Karnival Costumes we have a variety of Chinese themed party decorations along with Chinese costumes for adults and children along with any required costume accessories which will allow  you to hold your own New Year celebrations.
 
 
Direct Link Back to all Adult Fancy Dress Costumes at Karnival Costumes Direct Link back to all Childrens Fancy Dress Costumes at Karnival Costumes Direct Link to Halloween Fancy Dress Costumes, Props, Decorations and Party Goods at Karnival Costumes
Leave a Comment