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Celebrating Lunar New Year

Celebrating Lunar New Year

The 5th of February will mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year for 2019. Lunar New Year is an ancient tradition celebrated in many countries under many names, including Chinese New Year, Korean Seollal, Vietnamese Tet, Mongolian Tsagaan Sar and Tibetan Losar, just to name a few.



Celebrating Lunar New Year


We talk to Hal, Marketing Assistant from the Sensori+ team, about what Lunar New Year means to him

The 5th of February will mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year for 2019. Lunar New Year is an ancient tradition celebrated in many countries under many names, including Chinese New Year, Korean Seollal, Vietnamese Tet, Mongolian Tsagaan Sar and Tibetan Losar, just to name a few.




Chinese New Year is also referred to as Spring Festival to celebrate saying goodbye to Winter and hello to Spring.


It’s a beautiful celebration that many Australian’s don’t know much about, so we had a chat with Hal from our team who shared how he celebrates Chinese New Year:

Chinese New Year is a 15 day holiday period in which Chinese people celebrate the end of the previous year’s hard work. Those who live far away travel back to their home-town to rest, recuperate and celebrate with their families.

Chinese New Year is also referred to as Spring Festival to celebrate saying goodbye to Winter and hello to Spring, a vital season of agriculture in China and a particularly meaningful area of ancient Chinese history.

During Chinese New Year, people decorate their houses and invite family and friends over for meals – we stay up late to watch the new years countdown and the fireworks. Parents play Mah-Jong or Poker and children might play video games.

Another big part of Chinese New Year is gifting. In the past, people would give things like tea, wine, snacks and fresh fruits. Today people also like to give trendy gifts looking to technology based presents, skincare and art. This year I’ll be gifting my friends and family with Sensori+! Chinese people feel very passionately about their air quality as it’s not something they can afford to take for granted.

Some other traditions include the Dragon and Lion dances, Lucky Money (the small red envelopes you might have received from your Chinese teacher in school) which brings good luck and protects children from evil spirits, as well as Nián nián yǒuyú. Nián nián yǒuyú is a tradition whereby we cook a fish dish which is then left on the centre of the table over New Year’s Eve, to eat the next day, signifying abundance for the new year and every year after that.

The Chinese have a keen interest in astrology, with every year being represented by an one of twelve animals from the Chinese Zodiac. 2019 is year of the Earth Pig. If you were born in 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 or 2019, you may have characteristics such as being very realistic, enthusiastic and hard working.

The Sensori+ team would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Lunar New Year.

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