Chinese Spring festival is a 15-day festival that starts with a new moon and ends with a full moon. The HRs and the managers search for some creative ideas to engage their remote employees and boost their morale, the best way to celebrate this kind of event in office. With these activities for virtual Chinese spring festival celebration, you can make your event more memorable and cheerful.
In China, the Spring Festival is the common name of the Chinese Lunar New Year. It’s in winter, but the spring festival name has its reason and interesting history. The Chinese New Year, also known as a lunar new year, is the most lavish festival in China with a long holiday of 7 days. As the most colorful annual event, the traditional CNY celebration lasts for two weeks, and the climax comes around the eve of the lunar New Year.
During this period China is dominated by iconic red lanterns, loud fireworks, mass banquets, and parades, and the festival also triggers encouraging celebrations around the world. In this article, we will discuss the purpose and the celebration activities of spring festival.
So, let’s start with the purpose of the spring festival without wasting any time.
What is the purpose of Spring Festival?
The Spring Festival developed from the annual worship ceremony in ancient times, during which people honored the gods and ancestors, and prayed for a good harvest in the coming New Year.
The date and title vary widely in the history of different feudal dynasties. After the Revolution of 1911, which destroyed the last imperial dynasty of China and established a republic, the current date and context that we use today was designated.
When is the Chinese spring festival 2022?
The Chinese New Year celebration in 2022 falls on February 1. According to the Chinese zodiac, this is the year of the tiger. That features a 12-year cycle with each year represented by a specific animal. People born in tiger years, including 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, and 2010, will experience their zodiac year (Ben Ming Nian). The 2023 Chinese New Year falls on January 22 and is the year of the rabbit.
Top 5 Chinese spring festival celebration activities, Ideas & games
Paper Cutting Workshop
A popular craft related to the Chinese New Year is paper cutting. Using red paper, you can create a 3D version of the character for the “spring”. Craft is very easy to do, and it does not require many materials to complete. After cutting out your “spring,” you also have the option of hanging it to the right or upside down. Because the word “upside-down” in Mandarin sounds like the word for “coming,” by hanging “spring” upside down, you symbolize that spring has arrived.
Spring festival couplets
A pair of couplets represents a unique Chinese literature style. The following are some literal and tonal rules to express good fortune and prosperity. Spring couplets are usually made of two lines of poetry, often matched with a horizontal scroll containing notes highlighting the subject of the couplet. On the Spring Festival, houses of both rural and urban areas select spring couplets to be placed on both sides and on top of the door to create a happy atmosphere. The Chinese character “fu”, which means good luck, is always deliberately hung upside down in the center of the door. In Chinese it is called “Fudao” (the literal meaning “fu” character is inverted), thus creating a synonym as “dao” also means arrival, suggesting the arrival of happiness and good fortune.
Enjoy the Live Kung Fu Show
One of the best Chinese spring festival celebration activities is to enjoy the live kung fu show in the comfort of your home. A kung fu master guides you virtually with the moves. This virtual activity helps you to boost your employees’ morale and productivity. Also, create an environment of happiness and joy.
Send Greetings and Red Envelopes through online platforms
With the popularity of instant messaging apps, greeting cards are rarely seen. From New Year’s Eve morning to midnight, people use the online app to send out various text messages, voice messages, and emojis, some of which contain New Year’s animal signs, to exchange greetings and good wishes. Digital red envelopes are becoming quite popular and a large red envelope in group chats always starts a happy grabbing game.
Enjoy a lion dance performance
Watching the lion’s dance performance in person may be out of the question, you can watch the performances recorded on YouTube with your teammates. In Chinese culture, lions are auspicious animals, which is why stone carvings of lions are often placed outside temples. Seeing acrobatic performances together can be a good moment of cultural exchange.
Chinese Spring Festival is a very special time in china as well as the Asian countries. To celebrate this holiday with your teammates, go through with the above virtual Chinese spring festival celebration activities. Also, explore and experience the Chinese cultural elements with these employee engagement activities. Don’t forget to have fun with your teammates at this Chinese spring festival.