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Happy New Year - Beijing Travel Guide

In many countries, the first day of the January is a good day, a joyous day for all over the people, so governments regard this day as the legal holiday, and famous as the New Year's Day. In China, this it is called as Yuandan. Yuan in Chinese means the start and origin and dan in Chinese means the time that the sun just appears on the horizon, so Yuandan is the start of a year and the first day of a year. Different with the Spring Festival, it is the holiday for most countries in the world, so the customs of Yuandan are different. A new year always takes the good wishes, in the day of cleaning the dirt and old of the past year and usher the new scenery, countries use their characteristic way to receive the new year. If you like to know these differences, follow me!

New Year's Day in China

In China, Yuandan has long history of almost 5,000 years, although it refers to the first day of a new year, the detail dates of Yuandan in history of China are different according to the former methods to record time. For Yuandan, government recesses three days continuously for the holiday to celebrate the new year. At this time, the various shopping mass and department stores will discount bigly to attract people. So, if you stay in China, you will good harvest in that holiday.

Fireworks on New Year's Eve

In English, people will prepare the sufficient wine and meat before the first day of new year. The local English recognize that if have no remainder of wine and meat, the new year will poor and unlucky. Besides, people in English will fetch water and strive for the first one, which symbolizes this person is a happy one and the water is the lucky water. Get up earlier, you will be the lucky one!

In Brazil, people hold the torches highly to climb mountain in this day, they strive to be the first one to seek for a kind of fruit, and only the fearless people can find out this rare fruit. They call this activity as seeking good fortune.

And in Mongolia, the old people will be dressed up to be the sheepherder with the leather coat and fur cap to whip in air, which symbolizes the exorcism and blessing.

These customs in different countries are interesting, but all wish have a good lucky and happiness in new year.

Merry Christmas (2)

Share the spirit of peace and joy on this occasion of Merry Christmas with your acquaintances and loved ones. Christmas Day is celebrated as a major festival and public holiday in countries around the world, including many whose populations are mostly non-Christian. Among countries with a strong Christian tradition, a variety of Christmas celebrations have developed that incorporate regional and local cultures. For Christians, participating in a religious service plays an important part in the recognition of the season. Christmas, along with Easter, is the period of highest annual church attendance.

Merry Christmas

On Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, people often prepare a sumptuous Christmas dinner to enjoy the traditional dishes. Around the world, according to the different background, there are different customs for the Christmas. In many regions, particularly in Eastern Europe, before the family Christmas dinner, people will be fasting for a period. Among some countries, candy and Christmas dinner are also the important part of the celebration. Well, in some other countries, business establishments, schools and organizations will hold parties and dances before or in the weeks Christmas. During the party, the organizations also have Christmas parade, performances and sometimes include the story of the birth of Christ. Other groups have open-air choir activities, such as access to the neighbor singing Christmas songs, etc.

Christmas has inspired many fictional Christmas story trying performance with myths in the form of Christmas spirit and the miracle stories on Christmas usually touch your soul. Some of them have become the part of popular culture and have been spread so far as a Christmas tradition. Among these popular miracle stories, the most famous one is the "Nutcracker Ballet" created by Tchaikovsky. The story is about a young Russian girl found all the Christmas ornaments have a story of life in the dream after the Christmas Eve.

About the Christmas, almost everyone has his own story and unique way of celebration. No matter where you come from, who you are, join the big party!

Merry Christmas (1)

Christmas is a religious festival. On this day, all the Christian world will hold special liturgy. Westerners choose red, green and white colors represent the Christmas colors. When Christmas comes, every household will decorate with the Christmas colors: red Christmas flowers and candles; green Christmas tree.

Father Christmas

Well, talking about the Christmas, there are some key points. It is said that the Father Christmas was once a bishop of the city and was honored as the sainthood after his death. He is the old man wearing a red robe, hat, white-bearded. Every year at Christmas, he drove the deer sleigh from the North, entering each house by the chimney, loaded Christmas gifts in a sock hanging in the children's bedside or in front of the fire.

Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree is the main Christmas decorations, hanging the colorful lanterns, gifts and paper flowers, and an angel or star on top of the tree. On Christmas Eve, people sing and dance around the beautifully decorated Christmas tree happily.

The earliest Christmas stocking is a pair of red socks. Since it is said that the Christmas stocking is used to hold the gifts, it is the favorite thing for kids during the festival. On Christmas Eve they will hang their socks in bed, waiting for the gifts in the next morning.

Christmas Hat

The Christmas hat is a red hat and it is said that in addition to keep warm during the night, wear it sleep on the next day you will also find a lot of gifts in the hat. At the carnival night, the Christmas hat is the protagonist, wherever you go, you will see all kinds of them.

The popular Christmas song "Christmas carols" has the history of 65 years. You may not know that this song which brings cozy warmth to the Northern Hemisphere winter was first composed in a hot summer. This song enjoys melodic and lyrics that create the warm atmosphere of a winter family reunion to celebrate of the festive season.

About the Christmas, there are a lot of things to say and the aim is that Merry Christmas and enjoy the excellent activities!

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