People in China are engrossed in the celebration of Spring Festival, welcoming another New Year 2019. Chinese New Year is a significant festival of the year, and it usually lasts for 16 days—from the New Year’s Eve to the 15th day of the New Year as the Lantern Festival. In 2019, the festivity begins on February 4 and continues till February 19. Each corner of the country is painted in red, with beautiful lanterns and traditional symbol of good luck. February 6 is the second day of the festivity, and it has a unique tradition which is followed by the Chinese community. Eat These 5 Dishes for Wealth, Prosperity and Good Luck in the Year of the Pig.
This year’s zodiac is Pig. Hence, this new year is known as the Year of Pig. Families are adorned in new clothes, and they gather in the evening to enjoy a special meal together, which is an essential element of all. The Spring Festival 2019 is a two-week long festivity and each day holds a unique significance and tradition of the celebration. ‘Kung Hei Fat Choi’ Lunar New Year Images and Wishes in Chinese.
Chinese New Year 2019: Day 2 Celebrations
The second day of the Chinese New Year is known as Kai Nian (beginning of a year) in Chinese. It is said to be the birthday of the Chinese God of Wealth. On this day, married daughters visit their parents’ home with their husbands. Families welcome the sons-in-law, arrange for a small get together and enjoy the joyous time at the beginning of the New Year. Traditions and specific practices vary from regions in China, but usually, they bring gifts and red envelopes for the children in their family’s home. The second day of the Chinese New Year is also believed to be the birthday of all dogs. They are treated with special foods during the festivity.
The spirit of the lantern festival is to get together and spend the joyous festivity of the year. Apart from the customs and traditions, there is a massive arrangement of delicious dishes that are prepared and eaten during the Spring Festival 2019. They also eat glutinous rice balls with various fillings such as bean paste and sesame to celebrate the Chinese New Year.