New Year’s Day is the beginning of the year on the first day! Yuan means the only, and Dan has its meaning of the dawn of time.
New Year’s Day is one of important days for many people in the word during the year. Most people spend the New Year’s Day in hotels. January 1st is considered as the New Year’s Day.
Most companies, shops, schools, and government offices are closed during that time.
People prepare for New Years’ Day from late December. People spend a few days to clean their houses completely. Some families then put up some new painting from November to be sent in January.
The New Year’s meal is also prepared from the end of December. During the New Years’ Day, people usually do not cook and relax at home. On New Year’s Eve, it is come on to have a bag dinner with family members or friends at home or in hotels and hear bells which informs us of the coming New Year. On New Years’ Day, people first greet each other.
Some people wear new coats and visit temples to pray for happiness and health throughout the New Year. Children are busy with getting the gifts from their parents and relatives.