This Sunday is the Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, as we usher in the year of the rabbit. It is a major holiday in China and Chinese communities around the world. The date of the holiday is based on the Chinese lunar calendar and typically falls between January 21 and February 20. The year of the Rabbit is the fourth year in the Chinese zodiac cycle. People born in the year of the Rabbit are said to be gentle, sensitive, and intelligent. The rabbit is considered the luckiest of the 12 zodiac animals, representing peace and longevity and the best year for starting new projects, investing in property, and getting married. Traditional activities during the Lunar New Year include family reunions, gift-giving, and feasting on special foods. So just another reason to celebrate during this time of the year. We wish you good luck in 2023.
In addition to investing in property, there are several other ways to celebrate and make the most of the Year of the Rabbit. Some traditional activities to consider include:
• Family reunions: The Lunar New Year is a time for families to come together and celebrate. Consider organizing a family gathering to mark the occasion.
• Gift-giving: Giving gifts is common during the Lunar New Year. Consider giving gifts to family, friends, and loved ones to celebrate the occasion.
• Feasting on special foods: Traditional Lunar New Year foods include dumplings, noodles, fish, and rice cakes. Consider preparing or enjoying these foods to mark the occasion.
• Decorating with red and gold: Red and gold are considered lucky colors in Chinese culture and are often used to decorate homes and businesses during the Lunar New Year.
• Cleaning the house: It is a tradition to clean the house before the Lunar New Year to sweep away bad luck and make room for good luck to enter.
• Wearing new clothes: Wearing new clothes is a symbol of a new beginning and it is said to bring good luck for the new year.
• Paying respects to ancestors: Many Chinese families will pay their respects to their ancestors during the Lunar New Year. This can be done by visiting a family grave or burning incense.
These are just a few examples of traditional ways to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. The most important thing is to find ways to celebrate and embrace the positive energy and luck associated with this time of the year.