Top 5 Things Chinese Kids Do During Chinese New Year

During the Spring Festival, kids in China typically engage in various activities. Here are some descriptions of the activities during the festival:

1.Wearing new clothes.

Before New Year’s Day, parents would buy new clothes for their kids. On New Year’s Day, kids wear their new clothes to express the sentiment of bidding farewell to the old year and welcoming the new, with the expectation that everything in the coming year will be fresh and new.

2.Imitating adults in making dumplings.

In northern China, dumplings are an essential delicacy during the Chinese New Year. Every New Year’s Eve, the whole family gathers together to make dumplings. Making and eating dumplings has become an important activity for most families to celebrate the Lunar New Year’s Eve. During the process of making dumplings, kids  also imitate adults in making dumplings.

3.Setting off firecrackers and enjoying fireworks

During New Year’s Eve and the following days, kids set off firecrackers and enjoy fireworks. This is a traditional way to ward off evil and celebrate the arrival of the new year. Kids enthusiastically participate in these activities, celebrating the festival.

4.Paying New Year visits and receiving lucky money

Kids visit relatives and elders to pay their respects and receive lucky money. This is a customary practice where elders give kids red envelopes containing money, symbolizing blessings and good luck.

5.Watching lion and dragon dance performances

During the Spring Festival, kids can enjoy lion and dragon dance performances. These performances are filled with joy and excitement, captivating kids with the various movements of the lion and dragon.

The Spring Festival typically lasts for 15 days, starting from New Year’s Eve and ending with the Lantern Festival. Kids fully immerse themselves in these traditional activities, experiencing the festive ambiance.

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