Christmas is upon us and amidst the pandemic, the festive season is going to look a little different this year. Families are encouraged to celebrate within their households in their local area only, to ensure the safety of loved ones and others you may come in contact with throughout this period.
1- Christmas Bubbles
It is possible to celebrate Christmas this year by forming Christmas Bubbles. However, with the new lockdown rules implemented as of midnight on Saturday 19th December, these bubbles are only acceptable in certain tiers.
Tier 4 is prohibited to form bubbles or mix with other households
Tier 3 can form a bubble of three households on Christmas Day only.
The members of these bubbles can mix and enjoy in each other’s houses, a place of worship or in an outdoor public space or garden. Also, the bubble member’s list should be fixed as no swapping is allowed.
If you have children returning from university, they are automatically considered as a part of your household.
Other children who are not at university but are spread across the nation cannot form a bubble with their parents and must stick to their local areas.
2- Online celebrations
Online weddings, meetings and family reunions played a major part of 2020 with regards to both business and personal gatherings (hands up if you did one too many zoom quizzes?). Since there are restrictions on throwing a big party this year, zoom parties will most likely be the way forward – so be sure to have that WiFi working!
3- Communal gatherings
Currently, places of worship including churches will remain open even in the Tier 4 areas. This relaxation may however be reviewed for safety reasons, so it’s advised that, if you can, to attend church services online.
4- Online Christmas shopping
All major retail stores are likely to remain closed, so online shopping for gifts and essentials is probable. With this comes the possibility of popular items (Your Christmas Turkey) out of stock, so be sure to get online and buy as soon as possible with social distanced delivery.
Here’s to wishing you all a safe Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Goa certainly knows how to party and enjoy every day. The destination has got everything, from best beaches and sea to clubs, casinos and famous market. There is so much to explore in Goa, but in this blog, we are mostly focusing on the coastal gems known as “beaches”, which makes this tiny state an unforgettable beach holiday vacation.
1. Baga Beach
Baga Beach in North Goa is on the top list of tourists visiting the destination. The beach best known for its brown sand, clear seawater and adventure sports activities make a holiday in Goa an unforgettable affair. Stroll and enjoy the rejuvenating beach setting, quietly sunbath, hop on the banana boat or parasail on the sky like a bird. Again a great place to chill and explore the surrounding beach area adorned with cafes and beach restaurants. Not just in the day, the beach comes alive with famous nightclubs.
This white sand stretch in Southern Goa allures travellers to visit the beautiful destination. A picture-perfect seaside spot offers tranquillity. The thatched roof cottages dotting the coastline provides a wonderful option to stay close to the beach. The mile-long beach offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to relax and rejuvenate. Dotting the seashore are numerous restaurants, cafe perfect for relaxing and try tasty fresh sea dishes. For party lovers, the beach offers so many options from night parties that do not encroach the tranquillity and peace of the seashore.
Calangute Beach situated 15 km from the Panaji, Goa’s Capital. It is one of the biggest beaches in North Goa, therefore popularly known as the ‘Queens of beaches’. The seashore’s festive and vibrant atmosphere attracts tourists from all over the world. The coastline also offers an array of water sports activities, beachside restaurants and accommodation. Though it is a crowded beach, yet makes it for a perfect escape. Particularly famous for its electrifying nightlife and various popular pubs of Goa such as Tito’s and others. Certainly one of the best beaches in Goa and an incredible place not to miss.
Anjuna Beach yet another gem in Goa cherished for its outstanding beauty, soft white sand and oscillating palm trees. A hot spot for tourists and locals, it again majorly attracts foreign tourists for its nightlife parties. The full moon beach party allures the most crowd. Along with great outdoor ambience, major attractions include excellent western food, chill beer, seaside shacks and grooving music. It is located just 21 km north of Panaji and 7 km from the Baga Beach. The beach makes it a great place to spend the day.
This 16 km long seashore line in North Goa is known for its peace and solitude. It makes a perfect escape for people looking for tranquillity and peace. The beach encircled by cliffs on two sides, with a freshwater lake and market nearby making it a perfect mixture for an unforgettable visit. Traditionally the place, a fisherman’s village with a distinctly artistic feel further attracts domestic and international tourists. A short stroll takes you to the north where a small freshwater lake is located. The lake water fed by a hot spring is known for its healing properties. Also, near the beach, there are various attractive places to visit and explore.
Colva Beach in Central Goa has a romantic feeling to it. The golden sand, azure seawater and cool sea breeze make it for a solitude escape. A stroll at dawn and evening makes it for an unforgettable romantic walk. Apart, from the romantic beach settings, delicious food, seaside shacks and loving sunset. So, if you are looking to explore this amazing 25 km long coastal stretch, it is located 6 km away from Margao city. Also, for watersports lover, they can engage in paragliding and banana boat rides. As the sun sets, the place preps up for a scintillating nightlife.
Another gem situated 37 km from Margao and 15 minutes from Palolem beach fit itself in the elite list of best beaches in Goa. Soft golden sand, swaying palm trees and dark blue sea water ideal to indulge in various activities such as swimming, strolling, reinvigorating and more. It is also the famous spot for Olive Ridley turtles to lay eggs. The nearby surrounding of the beach also makes it a great place for a romantic walk. Close to the beach are restaurants and lodging houses ideal to stay and enjoy the breeze.
Vagator Beach located 21 kilometres from Panaji offers a scenic view of soft sand and gorgeous rocky cliffs. Divided into two parts, little Vagator also called Ozran Beach and Big Vagator. Enjoy a panoramic view of the sea from a cliff. The main beach offers a range of dining options, beach shacks and lively parties at night. Though there are so many fun options to engage, in recent years the beach has gained popularity for its vibrant cuisines. Boasting local art, music and groove nightlife the beach attracts tourists from across the globe.
Morjim beach, not so famous when compared to others, still, it is popular amongst the romantic couples and those seeking tranquillity. Also, the beach makes it a great spot to see Olive Ridley turtles and an array of birds. Particularly famous amongst the Russian as a large number of them live close by the beach. Located on the northern bank of the Chapora River inlet, the beach is also a nesting ground for endangered Ridley turtles, as result music and night parties are banned. Nearby several cafes and restaurants to refresh and energise.
Butterfly Beach situated 39 Km to the south of Margao is another secluded and rarely visited beaches in Goa. To reach the beach the only way is to take a ferry from Agonda or Palolem. The beach got its name as it sustains a variety of butterfly species. Encircled by thick forest, trees and bushes makes this place even more thrilling for hikers and trekkers. This place also famous amongst fisherman due to its shallow blue water offering crystal clear view of the underwater. In the early morning, there are high chances of spotting sea urchin, crabs, sea cucumbers and various species.
Mandrem in North Goa peppered by white sand is also one of the best beaches to spot Dolphins. Ashvem and Junas are the two main beaches make it a great place to enjoy the sea and swim with calm water. At the time of high tide, water reaches up to the Mandrem creek. A lot of bamboo bridges adorn the creek where you can sit and spend a romantic evening with your partner. There are various good eaters and cafes adorning the tranquil beaches.
The Kakolem beach also known as ‘Tiger beach’ is arguably one of the most isolated beaches in Goa. The easiest way to reach the beach is by taking a boat or motorboat ride. One has to climb numerous steps and pass through narrow uneven paths to reach the beach. So, most visitors normally opt for a boat to visit the beach. As reaching the beach takes a great toll on the body, therefore, only those people who love tranquillity, adventure or nature lover go to the beach. But, on reaching the beach they are treated with beautiful scenery and less crowd.
Benaulim Beach yet another beautiful and serene seashore, located 2 km away from the famous tourist centre of Colva. The long stretch of the golden sand, cool sea breeze and beach chairs make it a perfect place to sit and relax. Compare to other beaches, this coastal strip not so famous but perfect to enjoy a romantic evening stroll. Savour delicious food and explore local market located close to the beach. Adventure water activity includes snorkelling, parasailing and windsurfing.
It is a quaint small beach, which got its name from the Sinquerim Fort overlooking the ocean. Though, small in size the beach also has a wide range of seaside resorts such as Taj Vivanta and Taj Holiday. The stunning sea strip located 13 km from Panaji. So, if you are looking to avoid the crowd then this place is a must-visit. Close to this beach are the famous Aguada and Portuguese Fort perfect for a photo click. Though, the beach gets crowded during peak season due to the presence of the ancient fort, still compare to other Goa beaches it is a quiet place.
15. Cola Beach
Cola Beach is one of those beaches in Goa, which offers a tranquil landscape. Locally known as ‘Khola beach’, it also has a hidden location away from the crowd offering a fine and unspoilt sea and surroundings. The beach also has a hidden blue lagoon stash formed by a river flowing into the ocean. White sand, blue ocean water encircled by swaying coconut trees is enough to contemplate in the beauty. It may not be a popular beach in Goa, but still, a beautiful place to go and explore.
A gorgeous South Goa beach, the terrain and calmness of the Varca are its most amazing traits. The golden sand flawlessly changes into reddish magenta as it meets the azure blue water of the Arabian Sea, making it home to many luxurious beach resort, all offering a panoramic view of the beautiful ocean. So, travellers looking for an unforgettable beach vacation, Varca beach is the place to spend. The palm and casuarina trees enhance the beauty of the coastline.
17. Cavelossim Beach, South Goa
A stunning beach famed for its surreal landscape, which is a combination of white sand and black lava rocks. Adorning the coastline are the beach shacks, delicious seafood and traditional Goa dishes. Apart, the beach is also famous for its adventure water sports, vibrant local markets and more. Cavelossim beach situated 15 km from south of Margao is known to be one of the best beaches in the whole of South Goa. Apart, this beach is also famous for Dolphin spotting and more.
18. Patnem Beach, South Goa
Patnem Beach situated 39 km to the south of Margao is one of the most spectacular beaches in South Goa. An alternative to the crowded Palolem beach, the invigorating vibe and alluring landscape are quite popular amongst the tourists. Compared to other beaches of South Goa, its calmness and old school ambience make it popular amongst the visitors. Relax and let the cool sea breeze hit you, rejuvenating your body and mind. Also, there are famous yoga resorts located close to the sea focusing on health and offering bamboo huts for accommodation.
19. Mobor Beach, South Goa
Mobor beach located 17 km to the South of Margao offers a long and tidy stretch of white sand for a stroll. It is an extension of the neighbouring Cavelossim beach situated towards the southern side by the merger of the River Sal with the Arabian Sea. The beach has a mushrooming water sports scene offering windsurfing, parasailing and jet skiing. It is also one of the rarest beaches where you can enjoy biking. Apart, the beach also has good food options, along with handicraft shops, resorts and budget hotels. Dotting the beach are the luxury hotel chains, which owns a small part of the Cavelossim beach. The presence of these hotels gives the impression to visitors that it is a private beach. Therefore, many people think it is a private beach, resulting in less crowd at Cavelossim beach.
20. Betul Beach
Betul Beach located 24 km from Margao is again perfect for those looking for solitude and
tranquility. The beach also has a tiny lagoon, a river flowing in proximity, a 17th-century fort and Baradi Cross church perfect for a memorable visit. Due to its location tourists mostly avoid going to this beach, thus making it less crowded. Close to the beach there is rive which separates the beach and Betul village. Not many restaurants and shacks adorn the beach, resulting in a clean beach. But, to the contrary, this place also serves some of the amazing local Goa seafood dishes. A romantic stroll to the Betul lighthouse admiring the surrounding beauty and enjoying the sunset will surely make it a moment to cherish for the lifetime.
The week you’re waiting for a year is coming soon. If I am not wrong, you guys have already planned your Christmas and New Year merriments. Celebrating prime parties have become the best way to welcome a week-long Christmas and New Year festivities. And nothing can be better than celebrating the eve at the destinations of your dreams. It’s high time to start planning your fancied journey and making plans for celebrations if you haven’t done so.
Visualizing amazing annual celebrations thrills us to enjoy the epic fireworks, all-night party and other activities. BUT the question arises, where’s the perfect spot to witness the clock striking midnight on 31st December?
We’ve done some groundwork for those who have yet to plan their celebration. Signifying more than 22 great places where you can rush for the unforgettable Christmas and New Year’s Eve. We are sure, you’d find your celebration incredible around these fantastic termini.
A Sin City, Las Vegas dazzles the globe on 31st December with its glamorous arena. Rushing to Vegas is not a child’s play since the city is an ultimate adult’s playground. Amazingly desired the Las Vegas Strip, it is the premier city to party. Find desert and mountains at one place and enjoy the exceptional amenities. You can lovingly call it a 24-hour city that never sleeps. It’s emerging culture, festivals and conventions plus late-night entertainment would leave you spellbound.
Famous as the Big Apple, New York is truly a heaven for holiday lovers. It is second to none in welcoming Christmas and New Year. Comprising five boroughs, i.e. Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, and the Bronx, the city offers a complete package of overall recreation.
A recent survey unveiled, Thailand has become the third most popular tourist destination across the globe. The country serves millions of tourists with mesmerizing venues and of course, Bangkok is favourite to all. It is the number one city in terms of welcoming international visitors. Are you eager to know why? Catch flights to Bangkok and feel the reason.
One of the emirates that enjoy ambition and availability of foreign visitors throughout the year. Enjoy the best luxury holidays at picture-perfect beaches under the blue skies. Relishing your Christmas and New Year’s celebration in Dubai would amplify the golden moment of your life. You could witness the magnificent skylines while relaxing in skyscrapers. A paradise for modern and traditional shopping, world-famous desert safari and many other things. Believe us, your countdown has an end but the luxurious dose of Dubai is endless.
It is said about Amsterdam that whatever you’re exploring in a city during a holiday find it here. No matter when you are coming to Amsterdam, the city has always something to exhibit. Celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam could be like dream come true for visitors. The warmth of exploring elegant design, art history, the canal belt, art scene, and architecture would fill you with life-long remembrances.
The City of Love, Paris is an all-time dream honeymoon destination, catering to the romance in its every gesture. Actually, Paris enjoys several synonyms like ‘City of Light’ and others. You would be the aficionado to the city once you be there. Mesmerizing voyage to the iconic Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame de Paris, Arc de Triomphe and other tourist stoppers. Beginning your new year in Paris could surely bring romance to your life. Just one comment, come and fall in love with Paris.
A benchmark to the world for high-quality life standards. The city is the true face of what should be the living standard of an individual. Crafted beautifully for TV and Films, the city is always open for visitors. An abundance of recreational activities and a luxury lifestyle make it a fantastic destination for celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Buzz. Site spotting, shopping, nightlife, the beaches and Beverly Hills catering to the thriving and lively inception of New Year.
If you dare enough to face the adventure, come to Tenerife for Christmas and New Year celebrations. A vibrant nightlife welcomes visitors to Tenerife with unappetising dishes. Enjoy amazing Marine Life, Beaches, Diving and witness mesmeric Star Gazing, Carnival, and Los Gigantes in Tenerife, Spain.
A short-haul tourist stopper from the UK, Dublin enchants visitors with regular choral performances. Enjoy the calm way to begin your New Year through library hopping, Wicklow Way, Phoenix Park, Croke Park Stadium and other spots. Enjoy sea swimming, seafood at its best in Dublin.
Closely associated with many iconic attractions, Sydney has always been one of the premium choices for New Year’s Celebrations. Beautiful harbours, water bodies offer scenic views to the visitors and allow them for amazing water activities. Enjoy the best views of the midnight fireworks, music, parties, and delicious dining in Sydney.
Are you fond of European charm? It’s a premium choice to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Barcelona. World’s culture hub, amazing food and architectural masterpieces, Barcelona proves to be an epic destination for a perfect family holiday. Witness the famous Picasso Museum and enjoy amazing bike tours plus fantastic nightlife.
12. Hong Kong, China:
Stunning skyline filled with skyscrapers, Hong Kong beautifully showcases advanced and traditional practices together. What a better way to welcome the New Year than tasting vivid cuisines and exploring historical structures. Earn lifetime memories while visiting all-time favourite Disneyland accompanied by Dim Sum and Tsim Sha Tsui. Fall in love with the street food and amazing nightlife in Hong Kong.
13. Mumbai, India:
A ‘jewel in India’s crown’, Mumbai is the heart of religion, custom, cuisine and business practices in India. Comprising amazing beaches and fabulous hotels, Mumbai is the home to world-famous Bollywood. It welcomes the New Year in style. You may face some crowd but certainly enjoy surfing Juhu Chowpatty, Camy Wafers, Gateway of India, Victoria Station, and Marine Drive in Mumbai.
14. Rome, Italy:
Honoured as the “Eternal City” by the early Romans who believed in the sustenance of the city regardless of the upheavals in the whole world. The same is depicted in the colonial monuments and colossal relics that take you back to the era of Romanian glory. Being a wayfarer is the best way to explore the reminiscence of Rome. It is indeed the third most visited city in entire Europe. The lustrous cuisine and chirpy atmosphere give another reason to celebrate your Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Rome.
15. Málaga, Spain:
The city starts celebrating New Year’s party a week before Christmas. Visiting Málaga is like residing in a culturally sophisticated and innovative arena. Explore the Picasso collection at Museo Picasso and Enjoy Beach life, amusement park, marina, golf and flamenco at its best in Málaga.
16. Alicante, Spain:
With the large coastline and beautiful beaches, Alicante enjoys sunshine throughout the year. Comprising plenty of mesmeric destinations, it is a gateway to explore the beauty of Spain. Apart from the decent weather, the city exhibits ancient history accompanied by good food, good people. Welcoming New Year at Tabarca Island would be a great experience for visitors. Santa Bárbara Castle, Santa Cruz, Postiguet Beach, and Santa Pola have internationally appreciated holiday spots.
17. Madrid, Spain:
The name itself enough to elaborate on the modern charm that the city holds. Well known for its Christmas and New Year Celebration, the city welcomes thousands of international visitors on New Year’ Eve to its ultra-advanced hotels, resorts, restaurants, and nightlife. It’s a wonderful city comprising several historic sites and other attractions. The city beautifully allows its visitor to rediscover Madrid, no matter how many times you visit there.
18. Tokyo, Japan:
Holding amazing fireworks as an integral part of the culture, Tokyo celebrates hundreds of dazzling shows, events and festivals across the year. And it’s Christmas and New Year’s Carnival would leave you awestruck. There is no word to define the manners and the cuisine that the Japanese cater to its guests. Witness the world’s fastest transit and explore rich cultured temples, shrines, and gardens of Tokyo. Known as the King of gadgets, the city enjoys amazing nightlife and deliberate fashion.
19. Orlando, Florida:
Fully loaded delight, Orlando stands first for its theme park across the globe. It retains its supremacy as the most desired tourist destination for New Year’s Carnival. Sunny weather, exciting sports and top-notch spas, what you else need this year. The city has always something new for its guests that allow them to be a kid again. Relish yourself with ultimate dining, untouched culture, beautiful nature, relaxation and wellness.
20. Reykjavik, Iceland:
Numerous reasons that attract travel freaks to enjoy New Year’s Pageant in Reykjavík, Iceland. Explore imaginary landscapes and enjoy contemporary cuisines accompanied by a lively nightlife. There are endless picturesque stoppers to put you spellbound with its charm. Music festivals, lighting and fireworks are the major attractions for the visitors coming to Reykjavík on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
21. Melbourne, Australia:
The world’s most vibrant city welcomes tourists with rebellious street art. Melbourne is known for its hulking beauty and seaside fun. Comprising some rarest wildlife species, it offers the cutest jungle safari to explore. The singular city in the world who facilitates you to swim with dolphins. Enjoy a picture-perfect destination and wild recreation on this New Year’s festivity.
22. Berlin, Germany:
Enjoy your heartbeat in Berlin this year with its king-size enthusiasm. The city has almost everything that your desire on New Year’s Bash. From the museum to the monument, lights to fireworks, music to art, tradition to glamour, you’d fall in love with Berlin once you be there. Feel the unrivalled majesty at Airport Park and the world’s most charming memorials. Stay chilled, the city has no closing times. Go beyond limits and relish the life-long memorable Christmas and New Year’s Gala.
The month of December is a whirlpool of events, activities, fests, and fiestas. Whether it’s Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year or any other celebration, the world is already on its toes to prepare for the year-end gaiety. In between shopping, families and friends, getting away to your choicest spot can be confounding.
If you are carving for an Asian getaway this December, without wasting time get hold of flights to Manila as the Philippine capital city and Bangkok top the charts. With undying jubilee and gleaming lights, these cities never sleep. If you wish to tuck yourself into isolation, the Boracay islands offer a charming respite to the senses. You can avail special deals on tickets to Asia. South-Asian destinations such as Bali, Singapore and Malaysia not only offer amazing weather but an environment that you will never forget.
You can get a good deal on Manila flights and flights to Bangkok as well as save your money. Goa is another Asian, fun-filled city that can be explored with Goa flights. It’s a carnival extravaganza!!!
With cheap Dubai flights, several travellers flock towards Dubai to drown in the cultural and blissful moments of December. You can do that too; just book cheap flights to Dubai right now. The climate is just perfect for a day out in the futuristic city; the evening and nights have euphoric tales to tell. The lighting at the Burj Khalifa is beyond words can express.
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The markets and the Dubai Corniche are ornamented in the best way they can. People are out on the streets in their luxury cars. No wonder, Dubai looks like a bride! If you are looking for cheap flight travel or cheap Dubai deals, look no further than Crystal Travel.
If it is winter in Asia, Australian cities experience Christmas and New Year in the summers under the warm sun. Sydney is the place to experience a marvellous combination of fireworks lighting the sky above the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The beaches are full of activities and restaurants are flooded inside out. Perth, on the other hand, is the gentle city with a sophisticated nightlife. It is an amazing city to be explored with flights to Perth. There are musical shows and concerts that allure people from all over.
If Africa is on your mind, you should book flights to Africa and head towards the Southern part. Cities like Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, and Harare are festive-oriented cities with enlivening events. The climate is perfect for city tours and safari excursions. If you wish to be a part of the city life more, be in the centre of Cape Town to enjoy electrifying moments unlike any.
What images of Manila lures you to book flights to Manila? Most visitors are drawn towards the powdery beaches with azure seas. Some are drawn towards the culture, colour and chaos that ultimately brings out the best Manila can ever offer.
Manila is a city of contrasts. You can find swaying palm trees rubbing shoulders with dusky buildings and a gang of taxis. Until now, Manila has not been ignored as a chaotic city. There are treasures and wonders that are second to none. There is much more than the eye can see! That is the beauty of Manila.
If you are on a 3-day tour of the Philippine capital city, let your Day-1 begin from the Intramuros – the oldest walled city with an interesting historical significance. This place is a mind-break from all other infrastructures that have developed. Get on a horse-drawn-carriage for an easy tour of the Intramuros. Start from Fort Santiago and head towards San Agustin Church. Admire the sunset from Manila Bay. Other things to see include:
Casa Manila Museum
San Agustin Church and Museum
Baluarte de San Diego
Guess, that is enough for one day. By the time you get to know the Intramuros, you are friendly with Manila already. A helicopter ride can also be arranged
So, Day-2 at Binondo. Sounds good? Binondo is the world’s oldest Chinatown. Visit this place with a good appetite. Let not the crumbling buildings and dusty lanes depress you. You are about to savour some amazing food. Places that you can explore in Binondo include:
Binondo Church (Minor Basilica of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz)
Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz
Eng Bee Tin
Dong Bei Dumplings
Ho-land Hopia and Bakery
What does Day-3 hold? Well, let it be out of Manila. Go beyond Manila!
If you are looking for a modern setup and an electrifying vibe, head to Makati. A business hub and a city for juveniles, Makati is crammed with high-end shopping arcades, stylish bars and gigantic malls. Check out Legazpi Village and the market and walk towards Dela Rosa Street to visit a museum.
Explore the Greenbelt Mall Complex and get a hand on some amazing items at budget prices. To enjoy a peaceful dinner, visit Ayala Triangle Gardens or any Tapas Bar at Tambai Yakitori.
This is the perfect time to visit Manila, from November to April. Several tourists might be busy looking up at cheap flights to Manila. Get the best discounts on Manila flights. The region is fully accessible, including the surrounding captivating islands.
Here’s a riddle – What will you get if you mix extravagant fireworks, family feasts, spry lion dances and exchanging red envelops? Well, it can mean only one thing, the most celebrated universal festival.
It’s Chinese New Year once again that starts from February 19 to 25 in China. The festival dates back 5000 years ago and at present, it stretches to a two-week grand celebration. The celebrations vary from city to city, but these tips can provide the best ways to enjoy this festival.
The Best Places to Celebrate
Apparently, there is no alternative for spending such a jubilant festival elsewhere other than China. Destinations such as Beijing, Manila and Hong Kong offer enticing moments to experience the traditional holiday. If you can’t make it to China for the celebrations, the Chinatowns are the most appropriate alternatives. In San Francisco, the New Year parade is considered massive and of its own kind.
Food is the core attraction of the Chinese New Year festival especially when the family reunion dinner takes place. Most of the dishes are attached to traditions and bear names that are specific wishes for the New Year. Dumplings are frequently relished towards midnight and this is a custom that goes back to the imperialism times of yore and signifies wealth and prosperity in the upcoming years.
Long noodles are a favourite choice and such noodles personify long life and height of success in everyone’s life. Fish and chicken are also prominent dishes to Chinese New Year along with rice cakes, spring rolls and other green veggies.
What should one wear?
Red is the blazing colour of the Chinese New Year. Legends go back to those times when a disgusting beast scared the villagers long ago on New Year’s Day. It was frightened by two facts: a person wearing red and an array of bright red clothes left for drying. Such tales led to the fact that red colour drives off any evil or bad fortune.
Apart from this, red colour is also the colour of prosperity that signifies truth, honesty and desirable quality. During this festive season, red can be seen in every celebration, event and festival.