The Chinese New Year Stone Vacation Day
The pronunciation of "Ten" is same to "Stone" in Chinese. The 10th lunar day is called the Stone Day. Ancient China was an agriculture society. Chinese believe and respect the spirits of the Stones. Chinese show their appreciations to the millstone, grindstone, stone mortar and stone pestle helping people to prepare foods in the past years. They think all the stone equipments should take a day off on the Stone Day. That means Chinese families don't cook new foods on the 10th lunar day. This is the Stone Vacation Day.
The ninth day of Chinese New Year festival is the birthday of the King of Heaven. Chinese families prepare lots of food for the celebration.
On the next day of the Jade Emperor's birthday, there are many foods left from the birthday's ceremony. People have to take care all the vegetable, animal scarifies, cakes and fruit on the 10th lunar day of the year. This is an extended feasting of the Jade Emperor's birthday. Therefore, the 10th lunar day is also called the Food Day or the Eating Day.
Chinese New Year Day - Coming Years
2022 Chinese New Year is on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. 2022 is the Black Tiger year.
2023 Chinese New Year is on Sunday, January 22, 2023. 2023 is the Black Rabbit year.
2024 Chinese New Year is on Saturday, February 10, 2024. 2024 is the Green Dragon year.
2025 Chinese New Year is on Wednesday, January 29, 2025. 2025 is the Green Snake year.
2026 Chinese New Year is on Tuesday, February 17, 2026. 2026 is the Red Horse year.
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