Chinese New Year's Celebrations

By: Lindsey Ward
By: Lindsey Ward

February 18, 2007

Traditionally the year of the pig is one of the better of the twelve years. The Chinese and American Chinese have a lot to celebrate.

New York, London, and China, all around the world people are celebrating a new year

2007, the year of the boar, is the last of the twelve animal zodiacs. Next year will start back at number one, with the rat.

Joshua Li said this year is a good one to celebrate and anyone born during the year of the pig is very fortunate.

“The person will be straightforward and work hard, they are very kind to others and have a good relationship with people,” said Li, who grew-up in China.

The people of china hold the boar to high standards. Li said the symbol for a boar is found in the symbol for home.

In many houses today, Joshua said you will find families eating their New Year's dinner and spending time together. And like Americans, making their resolutions for the New Year.

“The parents will talk with their sons or daughters what are going to do this year and what is your plan,” said Li. “Are you going to make a big progress this year?”

Joshua misses starting the New Year at his home in china with family. He said with the help of the internet he can watch all the celebrations, while remembering his most precious family traditions.

“My mom usually put a red bag containing money, several dollars, under my pillow and I would wake up to find to find under the pillow the money,” Li said.

The New Year’s celebration in China begins on December 23rd and lasts until January 15th.

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