Brinno Gives you 5 ideas for Celebrating Chinese New Year

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Friday marks the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which is one of the most important events in the calendar, bringing people together for a huge celebration which normally lasts for 15 days. A traditional Chinese New Year celebration is filled with important customs and rituals to observe. The whole footage was shot on Brinno TLC130-Step Video and Time Lapse.

Temples

Chinese religionists visit temples on The Lunar New Year to pay their respects and admire the deities. Wishing all good fortune and success in the year ahead. Taipei Xia-Hai City God Temple –Most famous and oldest place of worship for Buddhism in Taipei. People come to pray for the lovely fate which brings loves together.

Paper cutting

Make a “Fu” (which means luck and good fortune) character or other lucky characters in Chinese from red paper-cut to paste on windows and front door. One of the most common way to express good wishes for the future.

Door couplets

Chunlian, is known as Spring Couplets or door couplets. It is the most common and important custom when celebrating Chinese New Year. They are usually long red strips of paper or diamond-shaped paper hung in the doorways of homes. Pasting couplets expresses people’s delight in the festival and wishes for a better life in the coming year.

Decorate with flowers

A few more days Chinese New Year is coming, what is the plan in preparing for this event? Most people consider flowers which bring some luck and prosperity in their life. Therefore, decorating full of flowers and plants in home is a great way to boost the overall mood. The flower market starts about a week leading up to Chinese New Year.

Dihua Street

One of the Taipei’s historic neighborhoods, the street will be lively and crowded few weeks before Chinese Lunar New Year. The Dihua market attracts locals to check out outdoor street fair featuring foods and gifts for the upcoming Lunar New Year. As the holiday approaches, people stock up the best meal for reunion dinner in this market.