Ren Ri Chinese New Year 2018 – Everybody’s Birthday


As we celebrate the Lunar New Year of 2018, today we celebrate a special day which is the 7th day of Chinese New Year and is Ren Ri 人 日 快乐 or all human’s birthday.

It is believed on this day the Goddess Nüwa created humans and moulded them from clay.

Many Chinese wear red on this day as it is an auspicious colour tp be worn on special days. They also set off fireworks as Renri also celebrates fire.

Ren Ri started in the Han Dynasty that time Chinese would wear head ornaments called Rensheng made of gold or gold ribbons. Chinese believe if the weather is good on Renri the year ahead will be filled with peace and prosperity. As 2018 Renri weather is fine then it seems the year ahead will be a good one. During Renri, Chinese avoid killing animals and punishing prisoners.

The 7the day of Chinese New Year Greetings are Happy Birthday to one and all初七人日撈魚生慶生日

The feast held on the 7th day of Chinese New Year is called Yusheng and is interpreted as (余升)an increase in abundance. Dishes for Ren Ri Chinese New Year are Seven Vegetable Soup” (七菜羹) and Seven Vegetable Congee” (七菜粥) In South China the dish includes strips of raw fish, shredded vegetables, sauces and condiments. The dish is tossed as high as possible to increase wealth.