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Chinese families get ready to usher in the New Year


Most Chinese-Thai families spent the eve of Chinese New Year cleaning and decorating their homes as well as making offerings for their ancestors.

Chinese families get ready to usher in the New Year

Many also burn gold and silver papers, which according to ancient Chinese beliefs, turns into money for dead relatives and ancestors in the afterlife.

Chinese families get ready to usher in the New Year

The last night of the Lunar Year is also spent enjoying a reunion dinner with friends and family before the new year is ushered in, much like a Christmas or Thanksgiving feast.

Chinese families get ready to usher in the New Year

Traditionally, Chinese families set off firecrackers to scare away evil spirits before closing the door at night and opening it the following morning to a brighter better year.

Chinese families get ready to usher in the New Year

This is the first time that Chinese New Year, marked this year from February 12 to 14, has been declared a public holiday in Thailand.

Chinese families get ready to usher in the New Year

Chinese families get ready to usher in the New Year

Chinese families get ready to usher in the New Year

Published : February 11, 2021

By : THE NATION