Why Chinese say 过年(guò nián)?

Updated on June 14, 2019 in Chinese Culture
1 on February 15, 2015

The term “pass year” is used for the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year). The word “Year” in Chinese characters used to mean a horrible beast. To combat the beast, the Chinese hang “good luck” wishes on red paper on the door and use fireworks in the belief that the beast fears red and fire. This tradition in many ways resemble the Western belief of using garlic and crosses to fight vampires.


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Hello! Very interesting post

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