How to Prepare 2014 Chinese New Year Celebration Party

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February 10,2013
January, 31 2014
February, 19 2015
February,  8 2016
January, 28 2017
February, 16 2018
February,  5 2019
 January, 25 2020

February 9,2013
January, 30 2014
February, 18 2015
February, 8 2016
January, 27 2017
February, 15 2018
February, 4 2019
 January, 24 2020

February  10,2013
January, 30 2014
February, 18 2015
February, 8 2016
January, 27 2017
February, 15 2018
February, 4 2019
 January, 24 2020

Chinese New YearThe 2014 Chinese Lunar New Year Day is on January 31, 2014.

A party always needs food and decoration. The food should be the traditional food for Chinese New Year eve. The decoration should be the arrangement for Chinese New Year day.

Chinese New Year Background

Chinese New Year Day is the first day of the first lunar month of Chinese calendar year. The Chinese new year day is always between January 20 to February 20 of the Gregorian calendar each year. The preparation to celebrate the Chinese New Year festival begins around 8th day of 12th lunar month. The last day of the Chinese New Year festival is on the 15th day of first lunar month. That means it required about three weeks to prepare the festival and 15 days to celebrate it. Traditionally, a Chinese man works outside for living and his wife takes care everything inside home. A month is not long enough for a housewife to clean entire house, put new interior and exterior decoration, prepare new clothes and gifts for all family members, and food for many events. You can image that Chinese New Year festival combines Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year Day together.... more in the followings.

15-Day Chinese New Year Festival
Chinese New Year - Lantern Festival

Chinese New Year Greeting and Invitation Card

There are many varieties of Chinese New Year greeting card sites. So find a nice card you like for your party.

Chinese New Year Decorations and Wallpaper

One easy decoration is to use red ribbon to wrap around the branches of the indoor plants.
Also, buy some Chinese lucky characters (paper or plastic) and paste them upside down.

Chinese New Year Decorations

Where to find them? Chinese supermarkets, Chinese book stores or Chinese gift shops.

Chinese New Year Food

Chinese New Year Food
Chinese traditional food for New Year

Where to find them? Chinese restaurant, Chinese supermarkets or ask Chinese friends to prepare some.

Chinese New Year Songs and Music

The party won't be successful without any music. Download Chinese New Year music MP3 and burn them into CD. Repeatedly play them during the party.

Sample of Happy New Year Songs and Lion Dancing Music are at Chinese New Year Songs and Music page of http://www.chinesenewyearday.com.

Chinese New Year Entertainment

A big party needs to prepare some entertainment.

Movie: Iron Monkey (Dubbed in English PG13) - A movie with many Chinese Culture, Humor and Excellent Fight Choreography. Don't buy a wrong version!

Play Mah-Jong game without gambling - Ask Chinese friends how to play. To find the game ($30) from Chinese supermarket, book store or shop from Internet.

Candy and Red Envelopes

Chinese New Year Party must prepare lucky money in red envelopes for children. Actually adults like red envelopes, too.

Chinese New Year Red Envelopes

Where to find them? Chinese supermarkets and Chinese book stores about one month before Chinese New Year

New Year Taboo

Parents always teach younger generation what should do it during the Chinese New Year to bring the good luck and prevent from the bad luck.

Chinese New Year taboo

New Year Lantern Festival

The last day of the Chinese New Year festival is the Lantern Festival, which is on the 15th day of the first lunar month in the Chinese lunar calendar. The variety of Lantern displays, sky lantern, firecracker, fireworks are celebrated in many major cities.

Chinese supermarkets can find small version of traditional night paper lanterns.


Chinese Lantern Festival on February 14, 2014

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