Source: The Culture Trip
Written By: Rachel Deason
Chinese people have been marking the beginning of a new year with celebration for more than 3,800 years. What started as a ritual for a good harvest has slowly turned into China’s biggest and most important annual holiday. Here’s how.
Long before China was unified, its people understood the concept of a year. As early as the Shang Dynasty, farmers would offer sacrifices to their ancestors, praying for a hearty harvest in the new agrarian cycle. It wasn’t until later, though, that the people c