Events on the Day of Chinese New Year Eve
House cleaning should be ready on or before the day Chinese New Year eve Tory Burch Low Heel . But Chinese family is still verybusy on this day. Early morning, someone has to go to flower-market to buy flowers for worship events andnew year day decoration. Red is the auspicious color in China. The pink peach flower and Japanese sakuraare very popular choices for the flower arrangement Tory Burch Wallets .
The first event on the Chinese New Year Eve is to worship Jade Emperor with flower and fruit without animalsacrifices (top ranking gods are vegetarian) in the early morning to thank the gracious protection from thegod of heaven in the past year and pray for safe, smooth and luck for the coming year Tory Burch Shoes .
Many families probably are still working in the final house decoration. They need to finish the decoration ondoors and windows. Chinese calligraphers write the New Year's poetry on the red color paper and peoplepasted them on the top and both of sides of main-entry door Tory Burch Shoes Sale . They said this custom comes from the story ofman-eater Nian animal, which was afraid of red. At the beginning, people drew The God of Door images onthe red-color peach tree wood hanging on the door to scare the devil spirit away. Later, Chinese use redcolor paper instead. There is a even simpler way is to write a single character on the diamond-shape redpaper and paste on the doors, windows, containers, posts, storages and money safety boxes. The popularcharacters are Spring, Luck, Full, Money Tory Burch Shoes Discounts , Happiness, Wealth, Safety or Prosperity. Some are posted upsidedown, because the sound of upside-down in Chinese is similar to the word of come. So the upside-downMONEY poster means money comes. The upside-down LUCK poster means the luck comes.
Long time ago, Chinese pasted the New Year paper-cutting arts on the windows. It's hard to find peopledoing this today, because it's required the experienced skill and lots of patience to create those art works.It's also quite time-consuming to put the arts on the windows Tory Burch Flip Flops .
In the afternoon around 2 or 3 P.M., Chinese need to say good-bye to the current year by telling the godsand ancestors at family Buddhist altar with Nian-Gao (sweet rice cake), Fa-Gao (steamed rice cake), animalsacrifices (pork, duck, chicken or fish), fruit, drink, candy with big red candles. Long time ago Tory burch flats , one thingimportant and special is to put a hundred of coins tied with red thread to hope for good money luck andwish for longevity to 100 year old. Today, people put cash as much as you can instead.
After saying goodbye to gods and ancestors, women begin to prepare the reunion dinner. The main dishsitting on the center of the table is Hot-Pot. The traditional Hot-Pot is a big metal (alumni) bowel and has ahollow tube in the center. Chinese put hot bone soup in the bowel and cook different kind of sliced meat buy Tory burch shoes ,seafood, vegetable, meat balls and seafood balls during the dinner. They put hot-rock or hot-coal insidethe hollow tube to keep food warm. So they can eat the reunion dinner each for hours.