Lunar New Year 2021: Year of the OX
With Lunar New Year fast approaching us, a tradition which goes all the way back to the Northern and Southern dynasties (420–589 AD. 1 People have got you covered on all of the following; Understanding Lunar New Year,what to wear, what to eat and how to decorate your home.
The Spring Festival is a time of change and new beginnings. Practically every activity celebrating Lunar New Year has the purpose of removing the old and welcoming the new. Forget about the misfortunes and be ready for good luck.
Significance of new clothes, alongside decorations and present exchange outfits are also a very vital part of the festivity, new clothes are auspicious and can protect you from evil spirits. There is no special requirement as to what kind of new clothing you should support, people commonly follow the fashion trends of the time with hints of red and gold. Why not consciously celebrate in style? Start the New Year right by shopping at 1 People to better the planet and people within.
Sitting for dinner in Lunar is one of the most important parts of the day, it is told this is when the monster Nian would come and terrorize the villages. The people would hide in their homes, prepare a feast with offerings to the ancestors and gods, and hope for the best. Though every region (even households) have different customs, here are some common dishes seen on every table. Spring Rolls, dumplings, noodles, hot pot and steamed fish, vegetables or chicken.
Finally, with many of the annual events and celebrations sadly cancelled this year due to the pandemic, enjoy setting the tone at home with some of the conscious crafts for all the family. Upcycle old newspapers or plastic bottles into lanterns, use remaining red or gold wrapping paper for Christmas or other shiny paper available to make into bunting or decorate toilet roll tubes and add some string to create mandarin firecracker decorations.
Lots of Love,