New Year’s Day, what are the customs and traditions?

In China, New Year’s Day is also warmly sought after by people, and its celebrations are deeply influenced by traditional Chinese culture.

New Year’s Eve Party

On New Year’s Eve, big cities hold a grand New Year’s Eve party. The event is filled with carnival elements such as laughter, singing and dancing, and fireworks, representing the end of the year and the beginning of the New Year. People let themselves go at the party to welcome the New Year. This carnival celebration shows the enthusiasm, openness and optimism of the Chinese people.

Two, the New Year blessing

New Year’s Day is the beginning of a New Year, people will pray for good luck on this day. Go to a temple, church or other religious place and pray for a safe, happy and smooth New Year. This reflects the belief in traditional Chinese culture and the yearning for a better life.

Three, worship ancestors

On New Year’s Day, some families will visit their ancestral graves or ancestral halls to worship their ancestors. This is the respect for ancestors and the continuation of traditional family culture, but also to express gratitude to the ancestors.

4. Dinner party

Chinese people like to have dinner on festivals, and New Year’s Day is no exception. Family reunions, relatives and friends gather together to share food and get closer to each other. This represents the values of family, friendship and harmony in traditional Chinese culture.

Climb high and look far

During the New Year’s Day, some people will choose to climb high and overlook the distance in order to look forward to the bright prospects of the New Year. This is the “spring climbing” activity in traditional Chinese culture, which means to welcome the New Year, welcome new hopes and new dreams.

6. Cultural Performances

Some cities will hold artistic performances and cultural exhibitions on New Year’s Day to display various art forms and inherit and promote traditional Chinese culture. This represents the confidence of Chinese culture and the inheritance of tradition.

7. Fitness exercise

On New Year’s Day, some people choose to participate in sports competitions and fitness activities. This reflects the values of health, upward and positive in traditional Chinese culture.


As an important festival in China and the world, New Year’s Day integrates the value of religious belief, family, friendship, health, art and other aspects of traditional Chinese culture.

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