Chinese New Year is one of the most important and widely celebrated traditional holidays in China. It marks the start of a new lunar year and is a time for families to come together, honour their ancestors, and welcome in the new year with hope and optimism. The year 2023 is the year of the Rabbit, which is the fourth of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac.
The Rabbit is a symbol of elegance, grace, and good luck. People born in the year of the Rabbit are believed to be kind, compassionate, and good listeners. They are also said to be lucky in love and are often considered to be very attractive to others. The Rabbit is associated with the element of metal and the colours red, yellow and purple are said to bring good luck for this year.
Chinese New Year celebrations typically last for 15 days and are filled with a variety of customs and traditions. One of the most important is the reunion dinner, which is typically held on New Year's Eve and is a time for families to come together and enjoy a feast. Red lanterns and decorations are also commonly seen during the celebrations, as red is believed to bring good luck and ward off evil spirits.
Another important aspect of Chinese New Year is the giving and receiving of red envelopes, or "hongbao," which are filled with money and given to children and unmarried adults as a symbol of good luck and prosperity. In addition to these customs, there are also a variety of other traditions associated with Chinese New Year, such as lion and dragon dances, fireworks, and parades.
As we welcome the year of the Rabbit, let's celebrate with Semilac nail polish and make it more elegant and graceful. With our wide range of colours, you can choose the perfect shade to match the colour of luck for this year and make your nails stand out during the Chinese New Year celebrations.
Happy Chinese New Year from Semilac!