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Shou Sui

Shou Sui New Year’s Eve is the most important activities of the secular year, Shou Sui’s long-standing customs. The earliest record found in Jin Zhou’s “endemic in-chi”: New Year’s Eve, each phase and presented, known as “fed-year-old”; Food & Wine from the nearby, called “Do-year-old”; young and old gather to drink, toast is complete, known as the “sub-year-old”; we did not sleep all night, pending the dawn, calling, called “Shou Sui.”

守歲

除夕守歲是最重要的年俗活動之一,守歲之俗由來已久。最早記載見於西晉周處的《風土志》:除夕之夜,各相與贈送,稱為“饋歲”;酒食相邀,稱為“別歲”;長幼聚飲,祝頌完備,稱為“分歲”;大家終夜不眠,以待天明,稱曰“守歲”。


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