Celebrating the Chinese/Lunar New Year 2020!

Chinese New Year 2020

The Chinese/Lunar New Year is this weekend, but did you know that there’s more to this celebration than the one day? We have a bit more info and some tips below!

Little Year

Chinese New Year 2020

From January 17th to the 24th, there is a wide variety of activities and traditions, including food prep. One that you should take note of is the cleaning of your home. You should sweep in order to sweep away any bad luck for the year. You can also take out the garbage in order to symbolically remove any bad luck. 

Spring Festival  

Chinese New Year 2020

You’ll celebrate with firecrackers on January 25th, and other than spending time with neighbours and eating leftovers from the previous night, there aren’t any major activities. It’s important to note that you should NOT sweep or take out the garbage on January 25th, or else you risk disposing of the good luck you will have for the year. The following days leading up to February 4th are spent visiting family and partaking in other traditional activities.

Lantern Festival

Chinese New Year 2020

Preparations for the Lantern Festival begin on February 5th, and the event is on February 8th. Many relate the lighting of the lantern to having children, so the Lantern Festival for some is about growing their family.  

From the Fieldgate family to yours, gong xi fa cai and gong hei fat choy!