Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is the most important traditional Chinese holiday, celebrated on the first fifteen days of the year of the Chinese calendar. Traditionally featuring eccentric displays and incredible fireworks, it is a huge event for China with celebrations starting on Chinese new year’s even and typically lasting until the end of the month.
According to tales and legends, the beginning of Chinese New Year started with the fight against a mythical beast called the Nian. Nian would come on the first day of New Year and cause havoc to all the locals. To protect themselves, the villagers would put food in front of their doors at the beginning of every year. It was believed that after the Nian ate the food they prepared, it wouldn’t attack any more people. One day people saw that the Nian was scared away by a little child wearing red. The villagers then understood that the Nian was afraid of the colour red. When the New Year was about to come, the villagers would hang red lanterns and red spring scrolls on windows and doors. People also used firecrackers to frighten away the Nian. From then on, Nian never came to the village again.
What is now considered the Chinese aesthetic had its origins in China as far back as 1500-1000 BC. Some of the styles now widely regarded as Chinese began appearing more prominently in the Tang Dynasty.
As time progressed more and more creative aspects where added to give a more modern feel and look, it was from this basis that Asian furniture gradually developed its distinguishing characteristics. Use of thick lacquer finish, detailed engravings and paintings as well as pragmatic design elements that would continue to flourish, giving it a truly modern and wonderful appearance.
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