Chinese Off-year customs 小年风俗

Updated on August 29, 2017 in Chinese Culture
0 on February 11, 2015

小年 is the festival on the 23rd or 24th of the last month of the lunar year. And it`s 小年 today.

小年 is the prelude of the Spring Festival. This day is known as “迎春日(yíng chūn rì) early spring day” among the folk people. There are also many traditional customs, such as sweeping dust, writing couplets, cutting paper for window decoration, bathing, and holding marriage ceremony and etc. 

扫尘 Sweep Dust

贴“灶王爷”像 Stick the picture of The kitchen god

写对联 Write couplets

剪窗花  Paper-cut for window decoration

洗浴理发 Bath and cut hair

举办婚事 Marriage held

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