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New Year's Eve

Ancestor worship

Ancestor worship

Some places worship their ancestors on New Year's Eve, and some places worship their ancestors on the first day of the New Year. This can not be separated from the influence of thousands of years of Chinese culture. Because of the differences in regional culture, the ways of ancestor worship are different in different places. This is not only the inheritance of culture, but also the awe of their ancestors.

New Year's Money

New Year's Money

In ancient times, every New Year's Eve, the elders would tie up new money with red rope or wrap it in red envelopes, and give it to their younger generations to express their wishes, implying "long life for a hundred years". In today's Chinese society, elders usually put cash or gold commemorative coins in red envelopes.

Shou Sui

Shou Sui

In many parts of China, New Year's Eve is also called "auspicious night". On New Year's Eve, both men and women, old and young, have to say auspicious words and blessings. Generally, they wait until the coming New Year to go to bed. Others do not rest all night, implying smooth sailing, peace and good luck in the coming New Year.

Set off firecrackers

Set off firecrackers

Firecrackers are an application of gunpowder in China's four great inventions. The custom of setting off firecrackers is also related to the legend of the "Year" beast. On New Year's Eve, setting off firecrackers can also drive away bad things. It is not only a good expectation, but also adds a lot of atmosphere to the festival.