Chinese New Year

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Every winter a sixth of the world's population including more than 1 billion Chinese citizens celebrate Chinese New Year.
Every winter a sixth of the world's population including more than 1 billion Chinese citizens celebrate Chinese New Year.
每年冬天,包括有超過十億人口的中國人在內,全世界共有超過六分之一的人都在慶祝農曆新年
The 15 day festival, also known as Lunar New Year, or the spring festival, kicks off on the second new moon after the winter solstice.
The 15 day festival, also known as Lunar New Year, or the spring festival, kicks off on the second new moon after the winter solstice.
農曆新年為期15天節慶,又稱為春節,為冬至過後的第二個新月揭開序幕
Or according to the Gregorian calendar, in use since the 16th century, sometime between January 21st and February 19th.
Or according to the Gregorian calendar, in use since the 16th century, sometime between January 21st and February 19th.
或根據自十六世紀以來的公曆,有些時候會在1月21日至2月19日之間
But Chinese New Year goes back a lot further than the 16th century.
But Chinese New Year goes back a lot further than the 16th century.
但是農曆新年追溯到比十六世紀更之前的時間
It's based on the ancient Chinese calendar, which existed as early as the 14th century B.C.
It's based on the ancient Chinese calendar, which existed as early as the 14th century B.C.
它是建基於在公元前十四世紀的古代中國曆法
Even though China adopted the Western calendar in 1912, and began marking January 1st as the official start of the year, Chinese New Year remains the country's most important social and economic holiday.
Even though China adopted the Western calendar in 1912, and began marking January 1st as the official start of the year, Chinese New Year remains the country's most important social and economic holiday.
就算中國已經在西元1912年開始採用西方曆法,改以西曆1月1日為每年正式的首日,農曆新年仍然是全國社會團結與促進經濟最重要的假期
Over the centuries, holiday festivities have spread far beyond China, and now take place all over the world.
Over the centuries, holiday festivities have spread far beyond China, and now take place all over the world.
千百年來,節日的慶祝活動已經擴散到中國以外的地方,現在已遍佈全世界各地
In fact, the biggest celebration outside of China takes place in the United States.
In fact, the biggest celebration outside of China takes place in the United States.
事實上,除了中國以外,最大的慶祝活動就是在美國
San Francisco to be exact.
San Francisco to be exact.
在舊金山
Ever since the gold rush in the 1840's and 50's brought an influx of Chinese immigrant workers to Northern California, the city has held a massive parade for Chinese New Year.
Ever since the gold rush in the 1840's and 50's brought an influx of Chinese immigrant workers to Northern California, the city has held a massive parade for Chinese New Year.
自從在1840與50年代的淘金熱在加州北部湧入了華裔勞動人口,該城市已經舉行大型的農曆新年遊行活動
According to Chinese tradition, each year is named for one of the 12 animals associated with the Chinese Zodiac.
According to Chinese tradition, each year is named for one of the 12 animals associated with the Chinese Zodiac.
根據中國傳統,每一年都會按照12生肖來排列
Two of those animals, the dragon and the rabbit, are particularly important to Chinese New Year.
Two of those animals, the dragon and the rabbit, are particularly important to Chinese New Year.
當中兩種動物尤其重要,就是屬龍與兔
You'll see dragons everywhere, because the Chinese are said to have descended from the mythical creature.
You'll see dragons everywhere, because the Chinese are said to have descended from the mythical creature.
你會在四周都看到龍,因為中國人據說是龍這個神袐生物的後代傳人
And on the 15th day of the New Year, known as the festival of lanterns, many people display paper lanterns in the shape of rabbits.
And on the 15th day of the New Year, known as the festival of lanterns, many people display paper lanterns in the shape of rabbits.
而在新年的第15天,被稱為元宵節,很多人都會拿著紙製的兔子燈籠
These symbolize the Chinese Goddess named Chang E, who is said to have brought a rabbit along with her when she jumped on the moon.
These symbolize the Chinese Goddess named Chang E, who is said to have brought a rabbit along with her when she jumped on the moon.
這些都象徵著中國女神中的嫦娥,傳說中她就是帶著一隻兔子飛到月球上
To prepare for Chinese New Year, lots of people clean out their houses to rid them of ghosts and bad luck associated with the old year.
To prepare for Chinese New Year, lots of people clean out their houses to rid them of ghosts and bad luck associated with the old year.
為了準備過年,很多人都會在家裡進行大掃除,將鬼怪與惡運都掃走
They might get a new haircut and clothes, settle disagreements or pay off debts in order to start the year fresh.
They might get a new haircut and clothes, settle disagreements or pay off debts in order to start the year fresh.
他們可能會換個新的髮型或買新的衣服,解決之前的糾紛並且還清債務來開始新的一年
In this way the Chinese New Year customs resemble the Western custom of New Year's resolutions.
In this way the Chinese New Year customs resemble the Western custom of New Year's resolutions.
這些農曆新年的習俗與西方過年的習俗有些相似
In the late night hours of Chinese New Year's Eve many families make dumplings together.
In the late night hours of Chinese New Year's Eve many families make dumplings together.
在大除夕夜晚時分,很多家庭都會聚在一起包餃子
This food is said to bring good fortune to the household.
This food is said to bring good fortune to the household.
據稱餃子會為家庭帶來好運
Long noodles are also a traditional Chinese New Year's dish.
Long noodles are also a traditional Chinese New Year's dish.
長壽麵也是中國過年的傳統食品之一
But if you want to live a long life, never cut the noodles while eating them.
But if you want to live a long life, never cut the noodles while eating them.
但是如果你想長壽,在吃的時候千萬不能把麵條咬斷
And be sure to wear red, the color of good luck
And be sure to wear red, the color of good luck
而且一定要穿紅色的衣服,紅色是吉祥的顏色
And avoid black, which many people associate with death.
And avoid black, which many people associate with death.
同時要避免穿黑色的,黑色會令很多人聯想到死亡
Whether they are superstitions or resolutions, one thing's for sure
Whether they are superstitions or resolutions, one thing's for sure
無論他們是迷信還是新年新希望,有一樣是肯定的
There's a lot of tradition associated with Chinese New Year that we bet you didn't know.
There's a lot of tradition associated with Chinese New Year that we bet you didn't know.
我們跟你打賭,就是有很多傳統的農曆新年習俗是你不知道的!

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