Do you know which Chinese zodiac is in 2016 by 12 Chinese zodiac calendar cycle? The answer is at the end of article.
As a Chinese learner, you must be curious how Chinese spend the Spring Festival.
Following the New Year's Eve is the first day of Spring Festival, a day for paying a New Year's visit. During this day, people will be busy in giving best wishes to others. It is said that people should not dump anything on the first day of the new year, so that they will lead a happy life.
People say that after offering sacrifices, TsaiShen, the God of Wealth, leaves for heaven on the 2nd day of the lunar New Year. In honour of the deity, people will eat wonton, resembling the shape of an ingot. Traditionally, married women will visit their birth parents.
Families who had an immediate relative deceased in the past 3 years will not go house-visit as a form of respect to the dead. The 3rd day of the New Year is allocated to grave-visit instead.
The day is regarded as the birthday of the God of Wealth and respect is paid to the god. In the morning, firecrackers are exploded as a sign of welcome the God of Wealth. All businesses will be reopened on this day.
According to 12 Chinese zodiac calendar cycle, 2016 is the year of the Monkey. Is your answer right?
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