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Chinese people are supposed to stay up the whole night on the 30th day of the 12th month in Lunar Calendar. However, there is no 30th day for this year. So Chinese people will take tonight ( 29th day) as the New Year Eve. The folk saying goes like: 三十儿晚上熬一宿. In ancient times, there was a monster called 年 (nian, or year) that would harm people. Later, people found out that the monster routinely came out on New Year’s Eve, so people began to get together on this day, staying up and chatting, hoping for peaceful passage of the time. The custom of staying up symbolises the warding off of all diseases and disasters, wishing for good luck in the New Year. Nowadays, Chinese people will rush back home and have reunion dinner with family members on this day. 

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Chinese people are supposed to stay up the whole night on the 30th day of the 12th month in Lunar Calendar. However, there is no 30th day for this year. So Chinese people will take tonight ( 29th day) as the New Year Eve. The folk saying goes like: 三十儿晚上熬一宿. In ancient times, there was a monster called 年 (nian, or year) that would harm people. Later, people found out that the monster routinely came out on New Year’s Eve, so people began to get together on this day, staying up and chatting, hoping for peaceful passage of the time. The custom of staying up symbolises the warding off of all diseases and disasters, wishing for good luck in the New Year. Nowadays, Chinese people will rush back home and have reunion dinner with family members on this day.

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