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What Is Lunar New Year?

What Is Lunar New Year?

February 1st marks the start of the Lunar New Year, one of the most important times in Chinese culture. 
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Lunar New Year originated from the legend of “Nian”, a terrifying monster who would go into the village during the second new moon after the winter solstice and would hunt and feast on the villagers and animals. People would dread the new moon every year until they discovered that Nian was afraid of the color red, fire and loud noises. The next time that Nian came back to the village, everyone wore red from head to toe, lit firecrackers and hit their drums as loud as they could to scare him off and he never came back. The villagers learned to celebrate the new moon, instead of fearing it, which led to the tradition of celebrating Lunar New Year.
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Every year, billions of people come together with their families and friends for feasting and festivities. Traditional food is eaten like egg rolls - for a wish for prosperity, noodles - for a wish for longevity and shrimp - for a wish of happiness.
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Red envelopes are a staple when it comes to celebrating Lunar New Year. This is when children give their best wishes to their parents and grandparents, and in return they give the children red envelopes of money. Those who receive a red envelope are wished good luck for the new year. 
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Each Lunar New Year is represented by a cycle of 12 zodiac animals. The year of 2022, is the Year of the Tiger. The Tiger is meant to indicate a prosperous year due to the attributes this animal possesses which is power, strength and braveness.
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From February 1st to February 8th, celebrate Lunar New Year with us with good fortune and glowing skin with our BOGO 50% off sale! Use code: LUCKYLUNAR at checkout. 
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