Chinese Lunar New Year
The year 2000 is the year of the dragon.
Chinese Lunar New Year season extends from the mid-twelfth month of the previous year to the middle of the first month of the New Year. People will pour out their money just to buy presents, decorations, food, and clothing. Days before the New Year, every family is busy giving its house a through cleaning, hoping to sweep away all the ill-fortune there may have been in the family to make way for the good luck. The Eve of the New Year is very carefully observed. Supper is a feast, with all the members of the family coming together. At midnight, the whole sky will be lit up by a display of fireworks and firecrackers make everywhere seem like a war zone. Very early the next morning, the children greet their parents and receive their presents in terms of cash from their parents. During several days following the New Year's day, people are visiting each other, with a great deal of exchange of gifts. Yet, the spirit underlying the diverse celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year is the same: a sincere wish of peace and happiness for the family members and friends.
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