Happy Chinese New Year 2017: The people of China are celebrating the Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year. The New year falls on January 28, 2017 and the celebrations have begun everywhere with people offering prayers to deities, bursting firecrackers, family reunions, exchange of sweets and money in red color envelopes and boxes.
This year, it is the Year of the Rooster, and they name each year with anyone of the 12 animal sin the Chinese Zodiac. Rooster is the 10th animal in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese New Year celebrations start on the day before the New Year and will last till the Lantern festival on the 15th day of the New Year.
Traditionally, red envelopes or red packets re passed out during the Chinese New Year’s celebrations, from married couples or the elderly to unmarried juniors. It is also common for adults or young couples to give red packets to children.
In addition to red envelopes, which are usually given from older people to younger people, small gifts (usually food or sweets) are also exchanged between friends or relatives. Firecrackers have their traditional significance in the Chinese New Year, usually hundreds of crackers stung together will be lighted which created loud popping noise and smoke. The burning of firecrackers also signifies a joyful time of year and has become an integral aspect of Chinese New Year celebrations.
The Chinese New Year celebrations won’t be fulfilled with sharing of greetings and wishes, so here we present amazing Chinese New Year wishes, Chinese New Year pictures, Chinese New Year images, Chinese New Year Wallpapers, Chinese New Year greetings, Lunar New Year messages, Lunar New Year wishes and the Year of the Rooster messages.