Chinese New Year

Chinese new year

The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it is sometimes called, is a 15-day festival in traditional custom. It can be generally divided into three periods, the days preceding the festival, the festival days and the days after the Spring Festival Day. In 2016 the Chinese New Year falls on February 8. Visit our gift gallery for gift baskets and hampers that your Chinese friends and family members would love to receive.

Chinese New Year and its history

Chinese New year 2021 is usually celebrated between January 12th and February 20th. It is the longest celebrated event in China. It is also tied to the Chinese lunar calendar. In Chinese culture and Asian countries within the Sinosphere, the festival is also commonly referred to as the Spring Festival. As it marks the end of winter and the beginning of the spring season.

It is also celebrated worldwide in regions and countries that house significant Overseas Chinese or Sinophone populations, including Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines,Mauritius, Canada as well as in North America and Europe.

The Chinese New Year is associated with several myths and customs. The festival was traditionally a time to honour deities as well as ancestors.Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the New Year vary widely. Like the evening preceding the New Year's Day is frequently regarded as an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner.

It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly clean their house for the New year as a custom, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and make way for incoming good luck.

Another pretty famous custom is the decoration of windows and doors with the red color paper-cuts and couplets. The most popular themes among these paper-cuts and couplets include that of good fortune or happiness, wealth, and longevity. Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes.

Chinese New year gift ideas for parents

Parents are present with us in every step of our life and Chinese New Year 2021 and 2022 should all be about repaying them with gifts and keeping them happy and glad.

There are many Chinese new year gift ideas for parents like:

    Fitness Equipment: It is always welcomed by the parents and is the trend. A massage chair, a foot spa massager or a massage pillow are all good choices.

    Tonic Foods: For parents who love and appreciate energy drinks, you can prepare some tonic products, such as edible bird’s nest, ginseng, cordyceps and more.

    Clothes and accessories: This particular festival falls in winter.So, it is thoughtful to be more afraid of coldness, so gifting warm clothes, hats, scarfs and gloves are useful and come in handy.

    Crafts: If the receivers have special hobbies, you can choose Chinese New Year gift ideas according to their interests. For example, paintings and porcelain or glazed white ceramic for antique fans, and tea set for a tea lover.

    Flowers: Bouquet of different colored flowers or just pure red flowers that are in sync with the festival, is a best of best Chinese New Year gift ideas for your parents.

You can also give fruit gift baskets that don't include pears with a box of chocolates on the side as extra condiments. And a bouquet of an assortment of flowers which are the colors of the spring festival is also a must have as an additional gift on the side.These additional Chinese New year gift ideas for parents are outstanding, lovely will make them appreciate this gesture.

Common gifts for Chinese New Year

As we have seen Chinese New year gifts for parents and mentor figures in your life, here is a general list of common gifts for Chinese New year 2021 for friends, colleagues and acquaintances.

    The Common gifts for Chinese New Year:

  • Montblanc Notebook
  • A fluffy pillow with photos
  • Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Lunar New Year Gift Pack
  • Spa Gift basket according to your receiver’s tastes
  • Engraved wooden plaque
  • Jurlique Blackberry & Lemon Zest Hydrating Mist Exclusive Edition
  • Trendglas Water Kettle
  • Delicious Cakes to have a trendy start to Chinese New year 2021

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