Results for - Are You Ready For New Year? Lunar New Year That Is!

2,220 voters participated in this survey
Lunar or Chinese New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world. It's the most important holiday in China and to Chinese people all over. The Lunar New Year is celebrated during the second new moon after the winter solstice, usually between January 21 and February 20 on the Gregorian calendar. Lunar New Year festivities begin on the first day of the first lunar month on the Chinese calendar and continue until the 15th of the lunar month, when the moon is full. This year 4717 begins on the first day of the New Year on the Chinese calendar, which is February 5th. 2019 is the Year of the Pig. Chinese legend holds that Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on New Year's Day and named a year after each of the twelve animals that came. The animals in the Chinese calendar are the dog, pig/boar, rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, and rooster. Also, according to legend, people born in each animal's year have some of that animal's personality traits. Do you celebrate the Lunar New Year, and which animal year were you born in (in the comments, please mention if you feel your animal sign represents your character if you would like)?

1. Lunar or Chinese New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world. It's the most important holiday in China and to Chinese people all over. The Lunar New Year is celebrated during the second new moon after the winter solstice, usually between January 21 and February 20 on the Gregorian calendar. Lunar New Year festivities begin on the first day of the first lunar month on the Chinese calendar and continue until the 15th of the lunar month, when the moon is full. This year 4717 begins on the first day of the New Year on the Chinese calendar, which is February 5th. 2019 is the Year of the Pig. Chinese legend holds that Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on New Year's Day and named a year after each of the twelve animals that came. The animals in the Chinese calendar are the dog, pig/boar, rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, and rooster. Also, according to legend, people born in each animal's year have some of that animal's personality traits. Do you celebrate the Lunar New Year, and which animal year were you born in (in the comments, please mention if you feel your animal sign represents your character if you would like)?

I do celebrate it
13%
277 votes
I do not celebrate it
57%
1,260 votes
Not officially, but I do join in on some of the festivities
5%
116 votes
Pig -- 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019 -- Compassionate, generous, diligent
6%
122 votes
Rat -- 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 -- Quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind
5%
100 votes
Ox-- 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021-- Diligent, dependable, strong, determined
4%
88 votes
Tiger -- 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010-- Brave, confident, competitive
5%
104 votes
Rabbit -- 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 -- Quiet, elegant, kind, responsible
4%
90 votes
Dragon -- 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 -- Confident, intelligent, enthusiastic
4%
85 votes
Snake-- 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 -- Enigmatic, intelligent, wise
4%
92 votes
Horse -- 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 -- Animated, active, energetic
4%
86 votes
Goat-- 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015 -- Calm, gentle, sympathetic
3%
73 votes
Monkey -- 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 -- Sharp, smart, curiosity
4%
79 votes
Rooster -- 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017 -- Observant, hardworking, courageous
4%
94 votes
Dog -- 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018 -- Lovely, honest, prudent
5%
116 votes
Here are some fun facts about this holiday. How many of these did you already know?

2. Here are some fun facts about this holiday. How many of these did you already know?

Each day of the fifteen day celebration has its own traditions, such as visiting in-laws or staying home to welcome good fortune.
6%
136 votes
Families gather together for meals, especially for a feast on New Year's Eve.
16%
342 votes
Another tradition includes giving cash in a red envelope, called a "hongbao," to children and single adults. In recent years, the gift-giving has gone digital.
14%
303 votes
Fireworks displays during Lunar New Year stem from a custom of lighting bamboo stalks on fire to ward off evil spirits. The most fireworks are set off in the world that night
16%
342 votes
Lunar New Year ends with the lantern festival, celebrated at night with displays and parades of painted lanterns.
14%
317 votes
Showering isn't allowed New Year's Day. Sweeping and throwing out garbage isn't allowed before the 5th (this year). This is to make sure you don't wash away the good luck!
4%
86 votes
I knew all
5%
104 votes
None
64%
1,400 votes
Our new year celebrations are non-denominational, but most new year celebrations in different cultures and religions are not, and most are very important and significant holidays. Do you celebrate any of these new year celebrations?

3. Our new year celebrations are non-denominational, but most new year celebrations in different cultures and religions are not, and most are very important and significant holidays. Do you celebrate any of these new year celebrations?

Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)
5%
111 votes
Nowruz (Iranian New Year)
1%
25 votes
Seollal (Korean New Year)
1%
26 votes
Nyepi (Balinese New Year)
1%
24 votes
Ugaadhi (Telegu and Kannada New Year)
1%
27 votes
Al-Hijra (Muslim New Year)
1%
29 votes
Aboriginal Murador New Year
1%
25 votes
Diwali (Marwari and Gujarati New Year Day)
2%
38 votes
Puthandu (Tamil New Year)
1%
21 votes
Aluth Avurudda (Sinhalese New Year)
1%
21 votes
Ugaadhi (Telegu and Kannada New Year)
1%
15 votes
Chinese New Year (as mentioned before)
7%
145 votes
Orthodox New Year
3%
72 votes
Losar (Tibet New Year)
0%
5 votes
None of these
81%
1,791 votes
01/25/2019 Religion 2220 28 By: Harriet56

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