Interesting Facts About China

The Chinese New Year

Because it is a common belief in China that the new year should be treated as if it is everyone’s birthday, the Chinese New Year is filled with wild celebrations, fireworks displays, dragon dances, and family gatherings. The celebrations are then wrapped up with a Lantern Festival, when children will go out onto the streets carrying lanterns and trying to guess the answers to the riddles contained inside.


In addition to being plentiful, the New Year’s celebrations are stretched out over 15 days. Of course, that’s not the end to the uniqueness of this holiday. It also happens to be one of the most ancient cultural holidays’ in the world, having existed since 14th century B.C. during the rule of the Shang Dynasty.

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