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Chinese New Year 2025: Son-in-Law Day is on Thursday, January 30, 2025

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Chinese New Year Day 2: The Son-in-Law Day

2025 Chinese New Year Day is on Wednesday, January 29, 2025. After family reunion dinner on Chinese New Year's Eve and Chinese New Year celebration, housewives deserve to take a break. They can take a day-off to go her parental home. Certainly her husband will escort her to visit her parents. On January 30, 2025, her husband becomes the VIP gust in her parental home. Therefore, the second of the Chinese New Year is called the Son-in-Law Day.

Many Chinese families worship the God of Land every 2nd and 16th lunar day. This is the first time of the year to worship the God of Land with animal offerings and ask for safety and luck. Some Chinese will eat dumpling because its shape like ancient Chinese money - gold ingot.

It's a Chinese New Year taboo that a married woman visits to her mother's house on the Chinese New Year Day. The big event on the second day of the New Year is that a married woman can return her parental home. Usually, the newlywed woman's brother will come to take her sister home in the morning. The husband must escort his newlywed wife to see parents-in-law. Certainly, the married woman needs to prepare Red Envelopes for her parents, nephews and nieces. The lunch time is their reunion dinner. The married couples will leave after 3:00 PM. Long time ago; married woman will bring back a pair of sugar cane and a pair of chicken. Sugar cane stands for the sweet marriage life. The chicken stands for more children.

Some married women's parents past away, then they either stay husband house or return to her eldest brother's home.

If every married woman returns her parental home on the 2nd lunar day, then the husband house might be without women's hands to entertain his married sisters. Therefore, some married women return home on the third lunar day.

Depending on geographic area, Some Chinese eat dumpling (Jiao-Zi) on the New Year Day. On the second day of New Year, they eat Bao-Zi, steamed buns with stuffing. On the third day of New Year, they eat Her-Zi, jumbo-sized dumpling.

According to Chinese genesis, the goddess Nu-Wa with snake body (2852-2738 B.C.) created chicken on the first day of the first lunar month and dog on the 2nd lunar day. Therefore, January 30, 2025 is the birthday of the Dog.

Chinese New Year Day - Coming Years

2026 Chinese New Year is on Tuesday, February 17, 2026. 2026 is the Red Horse year.
2027 Chinese New Year is on Saturday, February 6, 2027. 2027 is the Red Sheep year.
2028 Chinese New Year is on Wednesday, January 26, 2028. 2028 is the Brown Monkey year.
2029 Chinese New Year is on Tuesday, February 13, 2029. 2029 is the Brown Chicken year.
2030 Chinese New Year is on Sunday, February 3, 2030. 2030 is the White Dog year.

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