Chinese New Year Party Ideas

The Chinese love to eat. Being full is the ultimate sign of wellness. Feeding and eating together is a sign of affection. Families eat when getting together. The Chinese New Year’s eve dinner is believed to be the most important family ritual of the year. Food symbolizes abundance, and being together stands for family ties. Abundance, health and happiness of the family are the main focus of the New Year’s Eve dinner. It is said that if a family does not share this all-important meal of the year, the family’s love will grow cold.

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mayan chinese new year party

The Chinese New Year’s eve dinner honors both the past and current generations. Ancestors are remembered and honored. Letting the family elders eat first is a sign of respect and love. Before the family sits down to eat together, the family ancestral spirits are served the dinner first, including tea and wine, at the altar. Red as usual is the luckiest color, as it symbolizes life, so it’s appropriate that Chinese New Year items are colored red. Hong paos have assorted designs, such as that of happy children, Chinese characters for abundance and greetings, animals of the zodiac, etc. The Chinese word for red (“hong”) also sound like “plenty”. Thus it is believed that money wrapped in red will make money multiply.

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chinese new year party themes

The money inside the hong bao is called Ya Sui Qian. Ya mean suppress; Sui sounds somehow like evil spirit. Qian means money. Therefore, Ya Sui Qian means money that can suppress evil spirits.

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Chinese New Year Party Ideas

Chinese New Year Party Ideas

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