2020/01/17

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Little New Year


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"My hometown doesn't have this kind of tree. We bought it and bring it back to our family."
Holding a palm sapling in hands and dragging a large suitcase, they are smiling and preparing to go home for Chinese New Year at the train station.



 



Someone questioned:
Online shopping is so convenient now, why not buy it on Taobao?
Someone answered:
The gifts in your bag may not expensive, but it is uniqle.

 

 


January 17th: Little New Year (xio nin)In the past, government officials celebrated this day on the 23rd. It marks the begginning of the spring festival


Returning home for the Spring Festival, refers to going back to the home of your parents or grandparents, the most important Chinese tradition for the past 4,000 years.
Are you ready to go home?

 


 


 


The date of this holiday was sometimes assigned according to location, with people in northern China celebrating it on the twenty-third day of the twelfth lunar month, and people in southern China celebrating it on the twenty-fourth. 












There are numerous customs of Little New Year and preparing for the Spring Festival. Here are some traditional things you should know about the Little New Year.


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Offer Sacrifices to Kitchen God




 



 


Little New Year is known as the Festival of the Kitchen God, the deity who oversees the moral character of each household.


Most of the offerings to the Kitchen God are sweets of various varieties. It is thought that this will seal the Kitchen God's mouth and encourage him to only say good things about the family when he asc\n

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