The monkey years are believed to be particularly unlucky, especially for people born in a year of the Monkey, it’s believed to be the most unlucky in the 12-year cycle.
“Monkeys” (people who are born with that birth sign) are particularly careful about their health, love lives, career, and investments in Monkey years.
Why do people celebrate Chinese New Year?
There are many interesting legends and stories that explain the start of the Chinese New Year festival in different ways but it’s believed there are just two main reasons for the festival;
- Wish for a lucky and prosperous coming year
- Celebrate a year of hard work gone and to relax with family before the beginning of the next
Chinese people believe that a good start to the year will lead to a good year. Chinese New Year is a time for families to be together and to wish for fortune and luck for them as a family.
How do the Chinese celebrate?
Chinese New Year is usually celebrated by the family returning home from where ever they are and having a big family dinner – known as the ‘reunion dinner’. This is considered the most important dinner of the year.
It usually entails large families of many generations sitting around a large table enjoying food and time together.