Taboos and superstitions
Attracting good fortune into the next year and warding off bad luck.is a big theme of the holiday.
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These days, in mainland China, almost everyone refers to the new year as the Spring Festival. Everywhee else, they still call it 'new year.'
Spring Festival is a weeklong holiday in the People's Republic of China. In 2021, it is February 11-17. The travel period before that holiday is known as Chunyun, where millions of people trek home to celebrate the new year with their extended families. It is the largest human migration on the planet.
In China, New Year's eve is the start of the 15-day celebration. It starts with a family feast called a reunion dinner filled with traditional Lunar New Year foods. It usually ends with the Lantern Festival.
But the Lunar New Year isn’t the same as Chinese New Year. In the U.S., the Lunar New Year is most commonly associated with the Chinese New Year, the American version of China’s 15-day long festivities.
Traditional dances and gymnastic performances are part of a Lunar New Year parade.
A festival is an event that is commemorated for the characteristics or aspects it shares with various religions or cultures.
Moreover, a festival constitutes typical cases of glocalization -- modified imported cultural practices or ideas that conform with the local norms. Festivals were often done to fulfill specific communal purposes, but there are others also celebrate oneness among others.
Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, in the area that is now Ireland. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.
During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes.
Also known as the Festival de Cannes, the annual film festival is a celebration of cinematic works of art, highlighting select movies from France and other countries since 1946.
The festival has made Cannes an international luxury destination attracting top celebs from all over the world and is extensively covered by the media.
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