By:Ooi Han Yue
Lunar New Year, the most solemn of traditional Chinese folk
festivals. First day of the first lunar month in the traditional
Chinese lunar calendar, known as the Moon, commonly
known as ''New Year''. The long history of the Spring
Festival, which originated in the Shang period the year
draws to a close serviceman and the memorial activities.
According to China's Lunar, the first day of the first lunar
month yen ancient name, Yuan-chen, a copy, is Emperor, the
New Year Day, which is commonly known as Day of the
Republic. switch to the Gregorian calendar, the calendar the
Lunar Spring Festival.
Legend has it that in ancient China,there was a monster call
''Nian'' with a long sharp horns and fierceness. ''Nian'' beast
live's in the bottom of sea for many years, everytime New Year's
Eve, it will climb up to eat animals, hurts lives, too.So every New
Year's Eve, people in villagers helped the old and the young
people and fled to the mountains to avoid the harm of ''Nian''.On
New Year's Eve, the villagers were busy packing up their things
and preparing to escape to the mountains. At this time, a white-
haired old man came to the east of the village. The white-haired
old man told an old woman that he would only let him stay at her
house for one night. He will able to chase away the ''Nian'' beast.
Everyone don't belive him. The old woman advised him to go up
moutains to avoid it, but the old man insisted on staying. When
everyone saw that he could not stop, they went up to the
mountains and took for refuge. When everyone saw that he could
not stop, they went up to the mountains and took for refuge.
When the ''Nian'' beast was about to break into the village as
usual, there was a sudden sounds of firecrackers. The ''Nian''
beast trembled and dared not move forward anymore. It turned
out that the ''Nian'' beast was most afraid of red, fire and light.
At this time, the door is wide open, an old man in a red
robe in the courtyard laughed. The ''Nian'' beast was shocked
and fled in panic. On the second day, when the villagers
returned to the village from the deep mountains, they found
that the village was safe and sound. It turned out the white-
haired old man was a god who helped everyone to drive away
the ''Nian'' beast. People also discovered the white-haired old
man expelled the ''Nian'' beast There magic weapons. From then
on, every New Year's Eve, every family put up red couplets, set
up firecrackers, and every household was brightly lit,waiting
forthe new year. This costume became more and more popular,
and it became most solemn tradisional festival ''New year'' in
the Chinese folk.
Tiangong is a traditional folk belief in Malaysia .The ninth day of the Lunar
New Year is the day when the people of Fujian BaiTianGong and the Chinese New
Year. The BaiTianGong ceremony in the early morning of this day is more lively
and grander than the New Year’s Eve welcoming the New Year and picking up
the God of Wealth. After the worship ceremony, everyone has a rich meal. New
Year's meal to show reunion and auspiciousness. This traditional folklore has a
long history and expresses the good wishes of Chinese working people to ward
off evil spirits and eliminate disasters and welcome prosperity and happiness. In
the Chaoshan area, BaiTianGong has two parts: BaiTianGong and BaiTianGong .
The date is usually at the end of the year. The bosses of the villages (groups of
high-ethics and high-level people) ask God to confirm the date. BAITIANGONG is
chosen by each person. Zodiac auspicious day. people attach great importance to
BAITIANGONG. On the ninth day of the Lunar New Year, Tiangong’s birthday, the
Hokkien people area must get up early on this day, put the table of eight
immortals, put on tributes, and pray for the new year, the country and the
people, the happiness of the family, the prosperity of wealth and prosperity, the
smooth wind and the good health.
People setting off firecrackers is a traditional way to
celebrate important festivals, especially Chinese New Year
Festival. It's said that there was annual animal that come out
to eat people during spring festival. In order not to be eaten
by ''Nian'', people think of a way to set off firecrackers to
chase away ''Nian''. It can show people's happyiness, their
feelings and the festive mood. And people can enjoy the
beautiful scenery of fireworks.
Lotus Fires Pop Pop Firecrackers
Fireworks Bumble Bee Iron Rod
The Lantern Festival is also one of the
major traditional festivals of Malaysia, in
addition to maintaining the custom of eating
yuanxiao and lighting lanterns, there is also
an interesting activity. On the fifteenth day of
the first lunar month, unmarried men and
women throw fruits to each other. Also write
the contact number on the fruit, hoping to
find a good marriage. The custom of
"throwing oranges" is lively, romantic, and
distinctive. Young people hope to find a
wishful man or a gentle girl in th future.
This is Fried YuanXiao.
Food are plays a major role in Chinese New
Year. ''Lucky'' foods are served though Chinese New
Year celebration. Some like nian gao, kuihkapit, etc.
Nian Gao is a sweet, sticky, brown cake made from
rice flour and sugar, a kind of glutinous white cake
in the shape of rectangle. Often given as a gift, it is
delicious when steamed, fried, fried with eggs or
oven eaten cold. Nian Gao which is a homonym for
''higher each year'', symbolizing progress and
promotion at work and in daily life and
improvement in life year by year.
Pineapple Cake Nian Gao
Angku-kuih Peanut Cake Kuih-kapit
The ceongsam is a female dress with distinctive Chinese
features and enjoys a growing popularity in the international
world. The name ''cheongsam'', meaning simply ''long dress'',
entered the English vocabulary from the dialect of China's
GuangDong Province(Cantonese). In other parts of the country
including BeiJing, however, it is known as ''qipao''. Cheongsams
their style gown by Manchu women from restructuring, it said. Is
the beginning of the Republic of China Chinese women wear, long
gown with a traditional style. Generally agreed that ethnic
Manchu cheongsam dress is different from the ''service flag'', the
modern cheongsam is a Chinese characteristics.
Kek Lok Si is located at the foothills of Baihe Mountain in Penang, northwest of
Malaysia. Penang is also known as Penang Island and Penang. It is one of the 13
federal states of Malaysia, Penang, and is nearly 400 kilometers away from Kuala
The temple combines three different architectural styles of China, Thailand and
Myanmar. There are many colorful buildings in the temple, and both local Chinese
and tourists are happy to visit. JiLe temple was founded by Zen Master MiaoLian, the
abbot of YongQuan temple in GuShan, Fuzhou, in the fifteenth years of Guangxu Qing
Dynasty (1889). MiaoLian a native of Ninghua, FuJian with a common surname of
Feng, and his father's name Shutai, is a scholar who is full of poetry and books. The
young Miao Lian was taken by his father to Yongquan Temple in Fuzhou to become a
monk and worshiped Zen Master Qiliang as his teacher. In 1884, Miaolian was
selected as the abbot of Yongquan Temple, and the following year, he went abroad to
preach. In 1887, he when to Penang Island to abbot Guangfu Palace.
In 1889, Miao Lian bought about 3.65 hectares of land from the Fujianese
overseas Chinese Yang Xiumiao, and built a Buddhist temple called Kek Le Temple.
Happy New Year!