New Year's Eve

Authors: Go Chengdu


Having New Year’s Eve dinner, ringing New Year bell and burning incense at midnight...
Reunion Dinner
Families have the reunion dinner at the New Year's Eve. Quite different from northerners in China, Chengdu locals usually have hotpot, fish and other typical Sichuan dishes.
At the dinner table, people say New Year's greetings to one another ― juniors wish elders good health and a long life, the elders always give each child the Red Package containing the lucky money.
Ringing New Year Bell & Burning Incense
After the dinner, all family members go to temples to burn incenses at midnight, to pray for blessings for the upcoming new year.
People would chant countdown just before 24:00 at midnight, and all bells in the temples ring 108 times, with people having their palms together and praying for peace, good luck and happiness for the coming year.

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