How well you know about Chinese New Year

Test your knowledge of Chinese New Year beliefs and traditions.

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How well you know about Chinese new year

Many Asian countries celebrate the lunar New Year along with China.
Chinese Vietnamese Tet, Korean Tibetan


The Chinese greeting “Gung Hey Fat Choy” means
“happiness and prosperity”


The Chinese call their New Year as
Spring Festival


What is Gung Hay Fat Choy mean?
Gung hay fat choy is how Cantonese speakers wish you a happy new year

Chinese New Year Trivia
Chinese New Year Trivia

What color symbolizes fire, which according to legend, can drive away bad luck and evil spirits?
RED


According to tradition, who do families visit on the first day of Chinese New Year?
Oldest family member


Which of these animals is not one of the twelve in the Chinese calendar? Snake, cat, monkey or pig?
Cat


How many animals are there in the Chinese calendar?
12

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Chinese New Year Fact

Children receive money in envelopes called Hong Bao. What is the color of these envelopes?
RED


Food is also very important to Chinese New Year. If you find this in your dumpling, you will be lucky all year. What is it?
COIN


What s the highlight of the traditional lantern festival?
A dragon


According to legend, a sacred figure asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. When 12 came, he named a year after each animal, declaring that people born in that year would have some of that animal’s personality. Who was it?
BUDDHA

Chinese New Year Traditions
Chinese New Year: what you need to know

The Chinese New Year celebration lasts how many days?
15


Chinese New Year is associated with which season?
SPRING


It is considered bad luck during Chinese New Year to do what?
Break a bowl


What’s the most popular way to celebrate the New Year in China?
Going home

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Top things to know about Chinese New Year

Sweeping and cleaning are important activities on Chinese New Year’s Day.
NO


How long is New Year vacation for most workers in China?
7 days.


Which of these is a modern custom associated with Chinese New Year?
Watching television


Which dance is commonly performed on the last day of the Chinese New Year celebration?
The Dragon Dance

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QUIZ: How much do you know about Chinese New Year

The dragon in China is a symbol of what?
Good luck

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