Celebration Time

February 2008
Weekly Reader - Edition 2;Feb2008, Vol. 77 Issue 5, p2
The article provides information on the Chinese New Year celebration. The 2008 Chinese New Year, which lasts 15 days, begins on February 7. Before the actual day, people would prepare for the holiday by cleaning their homes and decorate them with flowers and poems bearing messages of good luck. They would also put out bowls of tangerines, oranges and candy to wish visitors a sweet new year. On the first night of the celebration, families and friends wearing new red clothing gather for a special meal which includes dumplings, fish and long noodles.


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