New Year’s in northern China


(KTSF by Jessie Liang)


From December 23-January 15, the people of northern China celebrate the Chinese New Year. In celebration, people follow many old traditions. For example, family members gather together on New Year’s Eve and make dumplings to eat after midnight. Traditionally, on New Year’s Day, people don’t work, don’t throw out trash, and children are not disciplined. In addition, everyone wears special clothes, and young people receive red envelopes from the elderly. For most, New Year’s is a time of cherished family reunions.

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