When is the specific time of New Year’s Eve in 2020? Is New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Eve the same day?

  New Year’s Eve refers to the last day of the twelfth lunar month every year, and the second day is the first day of New Year’s Day, which is the last day of every year. It represents getting rid of the old and welcoming the new, so New Year’s Eve is also a very important day in China. So what is the date of New Year’s Eve in 2020? When is the specific time of New Year’s Eve? Is New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve?

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What month is New Year’s Eve?

When is the specific time of 2020 New Year’s Eve?

  New Year’s Eve in 2020: Friday, January 24th, 2020.

Is New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Eve the same day?

  Yes, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Eve are the same day.

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Time introduction of New Year’s Eve

Introduction to the origin of New Year’s Eve

  The last day of "Year of the Year" is called "Year of the Year" and that night is called "New Year’s Eve". It is connected with the beginning and end of the new year, which is called "the end of the poor month and the end of the new year". It is the eve of the new year and an important time junction to get rid of the old and welcome the new. Because New Year’s Eve often falls on the 29th or 30th day of the twelfth lunar month, it is also called New Year’s Eve. On the day of New Year’s Eve, the people pay special attention to it. Every household is busy or cleaning the courtyard, removing the old cloth and the new, decorating the lanterns and welcoming the ancestors home for the New Year, and offering sacrifices with rice cakes, three sacrificial meals and three teas and five wines.

Spring Festival is approaching.

Relationship between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Eve

  On New Year’s Eve, there have been customs such as offering sacrifices to ancestors, observing the new year’s eve, having a reunion dinner, putting up New Year’s greetings and hanging lanterns since ancient times, which have been passed down to this day and lasted for a long time. Influenced by Chinese culture, New Year’s Eve is also a traditional festival for Chinese and overseas Chinese in countries with Chinese cultural circle and all over the world. In 2007, New Year’s Eve officially became a legal holiday in China according to the National Holidays and Remembrance Days. In 2014, New Year’s Eve was adjusted according to the State Council’s decision to amend the National Holidays and Remembrance Days, and no longer regarded as a legal holiday in China.

Editor in charge: Ke Jinding

The meaning has changed for thousands of years. Where did New Year’s Day come from?

Beijing Daily Supplement | Author Zheng Xuefu
New Year’s Day is coming. Where does New Year’s Day come from? How did it enter people’s lives? New Year’s Day is called "three yuan" in ancient times, that is, the yuan of the year, the yuan of the month and the yuan of the time. It is also called Yuan Chun, Yuan Ri, Yuan Zheng, Yuan Chen and Yuan Shuo. For thousands of years, the meaning of New Year’s Day has changed several times.
Ancient New Year’s Day was the Lunar New Year.
New Year’s Day originated from the legend of Zhuan Xu, one of the three emperors and five emperors. In ancient times, there were four New Year’s days, namely, the first day of October, the first day of November, the first day of December and the first day of January.
The earliest calendars in China are the six ancient calendars of Huangdi, Zhuan Xu, Xia, Yin, Zhou and Lu, which are collectively called "Ancient Six Calendars". According to the calendar method, the twelve months of a year are Zi, Ugly, Yin, Mao, Chen, Si, Wu, Wei, Shen, You, Xu and Hai. The first month of each year is January, and the first day of each month is the first day. Before Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, the first month of each dynasty was different. Huangdi calendar, Zhou calendar and Lu calendar all take Zi Yue as the first month, which is called Jian Zi Yue, which is now November of the lunar calendar, and the first day of November is New Year’s Day. Meng Chun was the first month in the Xia Dynasty, and New Year’s Day in the Xia Dynasty was the first day of the first lunar month. The Shang Dynasty used the Yin calendar, the first month of which was December of the lunar calendar, and the first day of December was New Year’s Day.
During the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, the Emperor of Zhou was weak and weak, competing for hegemony, and the vassal States went their own way, no longer pursuing the exact date of the Zhou Dynasty, so the time of New Year’s Day was different. After Qin Shihuang unified the world, he also unified the calendar and promoted the Zhuan Xu calendar, with October as the first month and the first day of October as New Year’s Day.
After the establishment of the Han Dynasty, Emperor Gaozu followed the Qin calendar, but with the development of agricultural production, it became more and more uncomfortable with the common spring, summer, autumn and winter. In 104 BC, Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty promulgated and implemented the taichu calendar, and changed this year to the first year of Tai Chu, officially confirming the first day of the first month in the summer calendar as New Year’s Day. In the following two thousand years, although several emperors have changed the calendar to the beginning of the year (such as Wang Mang’s stipulation that the first day of December is the beginning of the year), the summer calendar has been used as a whole. Therefore, the lunar calendar we are using now is also called the "summer calendar".
New Year’s Day in ancient times was not the present New Year’s Day, but the Lunar New Year. Wu Zimu’s "Dream Liang Lu" said: "The first month of the first month is called New Year’s Day, and the custom is called New Year’s Day. One-year-old festival, this is the first. " On New Year’s Day, the emperor will hold a grand ceremony to celebrate the new year and offer sacrifices to his ancestors and gods. The emperor will lead a group of princes and ministers to celebrate the Empress Dowager Palace to express his filial piety and blessings. And the courtiers should also pay homage to the emperor to congratulate New Year’s Day.
In the Qin Dynasty, officials had a "leave" system on New Year’s Day, in the Han Dynasty, there was a "rest" system, and in the Tang Dynasty, officials had a seven-day holiday on New Year’s Day, which became a legal system. Folk customs such as setting off firecrackers, hanging peach symbols, worshipping gods and ancestors, praying for evil spirits, reuniting relatives and giving gifts to celebrate the New Year have been formed. In the Song Dynasty, people were allowed to entertain freely on New Year’s Day, and gambling was banned for three days. "Tokyo Dream of China Record" said: "Scholars have been celebrating each other since early. Fang Xiang uses food, animals, fruits, firewood and the like, and the song is called Guanpu. For example, Maxing Street, Panlou Street, outside Dongsongmen, outside Xiliangmen, outside Fengqiu Gate in the north of the state, and in the south of the state, all of them are covered with colored sheds, with combs, pearls, heads, clothes, flowers, boots and shoes, and playing well. There are dance halls and song halls, and cars and horses meet each other. "
During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, New Year’s Day in Beijing was even more lively. "Yanjing Years Old" describes: "Jingshi calls New Year’s Day the first day of the New Year’s Day. On the first day of each session, after the beginning of the child, incense and firecrackers are burned to pay tribute, and even the alleys are endless. "
Debate between "New Year’s Day" and "Spring Festival"
In 1911, the Revolution of 1911 overthrew the Qing government and ended the feudal monarchy for more than two thousand years. On January 1, the following year, Sun Yat-sen was sworn in as interim president, and the government of the Republic of China was established. On January 2nd, Dr. Sun Yat-sen issued "The Temporary President changed the calendar to switch to the yuan to switch on electricity": "Provincial governors: The Republic of China changed to the solar calendar, with November 13th, the year of the Yellow Emperor, as the New Year’s Day of the first year of the Republic of China. It was decided by the provincial delegations and promulgated by this president. " On January l3, the Interim President issued the Decree on Promulgating the Almanac, ordering the Ministry of Internal Affairs to compile a new almanac. The government stipulates that from January 1 to 3, military and political departments, judicial organs, schools and local governments will have a three-day holiday.
Around the New Year in 1924
On January 1, 1913, when the first New Year’s Day came, the governments at all levels in the Republic of China held a celebration, and the party and government officials gathered to sum up the work in the past year and look forward to the prospect of the new year. Major primary and secondary schools have carefully prepared the New Year’s Day entertainment several days in advance, with rich programs and enthusiastic participation of teachers, students and government employees.
At that time, China was in a fragmented warlord regime, the ruling power of the government of the Republic of China was very limited, and the traditional customs were deeply rooted, so it was impossible to abolish them by a telegram. The people went their own way, and it was not until the twelfth lunar month that they began to have a "busy year" and had a taste of the year. In July of this year, in view of the phenomenon that the Lunar New Year was "repeatedly forbidden" among the people, Zhu Qiqian, the chief interior officer of Beiyang Government, submitted a report on the four seasons holiday to President Yuan Shikai, and put forward an application for "designating Lunar New Year’s Day as the Spring Festival" and allowed a day off. Yuan Shikai agreed to this request and implemented it in 1914. So the "New Year’s Day", which has been passed down for thousands of years, was officially renamed as "Spring Festival". Since then, there have been two New Years in China. At that time, New Year’s Day was called "New Year of the Republic of China" and Spring Festival was called "National New Year". After a period of time, the official just finished the "Gregorian Year", and the people ushered in the "Lunar Year", and the government and the people lived their own years.
On January 26th, 1914, China ushered in the first Spring Festival in history. People celebrated the New Year in accordance with traditional customs, and the atmosphere was particularly lively. At that time, the newspaper reported: "Every firecracker, every household, and all shopping malls, big and small, were closed for a few days, bustling, celebrating each other when they met people, and all said auspicious stories." Even Emperor Xuantong, who had abdicated, rose to the temple to be congratulated, and Yuan Shikai and Li Yuanhong also sent representatives to pay their respects.
In 1927, the National Government made Nanjing its capital. In May of the following year, Minister of the Interior Xue Dubi drafted "Eight Measures for Popularizing the National Calendar", which designated the solar calendar as "the national calendar" and the lunar calendar as "the abolition of the calendar". "For the festivals of the old calendar, no holidays are allowed." On December 8, the Executive Committee of the Kuomintang Central Committee ordered party departments and mass organizations at all levels to abolish the old calendar, and prohibited all folk activities such as posting Spring Festival couplets and setting off fireworks and firecrackers. It also prohibited shops from closing, not only severely punishing school leaders who had a holiday in the old calendar, but also punishing businessmen who closed their doors and went home for the New Year. Before the Spring Festival in 1929, the Shandong provincial government even issued a general order to "ban the Spring Festival".
Around the New Year in 1924
On the eve of New Year’s Day in 1930, the Kuomintang Central Party Department printed 8,000 copies of Spring Festival couplets and distributed them to the public for posting, and announced that "all entertainment places in the city are half price" to encourage people to celebrate New Year’s Day. In December of that year, the Executive Yuan of the National Government informed the national organs to have a five-day holiday on New Year’s Day. In 1933, the national government also ordered all walks of life to change the New Year’s Day holiday to three days. Since then, a three-day holiday on New Year’s Day has become a practice and system. In 1934, the government stopped the compulsory abolition of the lunar calendar, demanding that "folk customs should not interfere too much with the old calendar, except for public offices."
The first New Year’s Day in New China
On September 27th, 1949, the first plenary session of the China People’s Political Consultative Conference decided that People’s Republic of China (PRC) would adopt the method of AD chronology. In order to distinguish the two New Year’s days, and considering that the "beginning of spring" in the 24 solar terms of the lunar calendar is just around the lunar new year, the first day of January in the lunar calendar is called "Spring Festival" and the first day of January in the solar calendar is designated as "New Year’s Day". On December 23, the State Council passed the "Measures for Holidays on National New Year’s Day and Memorial Day", stipulating that there will be one holiday on New Year’s Day and three holidays on Spring Festival. New Year’s Day is listed as a statutory holiday and has become a national holiday.
January 1st, 1950 is the first New Year’s Day in New China. On December 31, 1949, People’s Daily reported that all parts of the country were actively preparing for cultural and entertainment activities in the New Year. On January 2, 1950, all walks of life in the capital would hold a people’s party in the whole city, and the Beijing opera industry would hold a New Year performance week, and more than 20 theaters and tea houses in the city would stage new programs. Tianjin Federation of Trade Unions and literary and art circles will hold a military-civilian get-together, a painting and calligraphy exhibition, a concert and a new drama in the New Year. The Shanghai Military Management Committee has informed all organs and organizations to hold get-togethers on New Year holidays to celebrate the victory and publicize the new tasks in 1950. Various organs, organizations and schools in Guangzhou will hold a whole-city mass worship in the New Year. The report said: "People all over the country celebrated the great victory in 1949 and welcomed the arrival of 1950 with great joy and firm determination to overcome all difficulties."
On the evening of December 31st, 1949, various democratic parties in China held a grand get-together in Huairentang, Zhongnanhai. With the coming of the New Year, people hold colorful celebrations such as New Year parties, group meetings, singing competitions, lectures, sports competitions and exhibitions with excitement. On January 3, 1950, Progress Daily reported on the topic "Celebrating the New Year in Beijing and Tianjin": "Since New Year’s Day, Beijing people, men, women and children have been celebrating the victory of the New Year, and red flags and red lights have been hung in the streets. All theaters are also full of people, especially those places where new films such as michurin and Chinese Sons and Sons are shown and new operas such as Nine Clothes and The Red Lady are sung. The audience is unprecedentedly crowded, mostly working people and housewives. People who visit the Forbidden City, the ancestral temple and the history museum are in an endless stream from morning till night. " "More than 1 million citizens in Tianjin celebrated the victory of the New Year. It snows on New Year’s Eve and clears up on New Year’s Day afternoon. All government offices, factories, shops and entertainment places are decorated with lanterns, with national flags hanging high, and a dazzling red light is full of joy. Firecrackers are ringing from morning till dusk, and they can be heard intermittently after midnight. "
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[The world sees China] Many countries in the Asia-Pacific region focus on the process of the two sessions in China.

  Cctv newsOn the 11th, the first meeting of the 13th National People’s Congress passed the amendment to the Constitution, which is an important milestone in the history of China’s constitutional development and a historic moment in the process of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, and will write a new chapter in national governance. People from all walks of life overseas believe that China will take this opportunity to keep pace with the times, which will further ensure the steady and far-reaching development of China in the new era.

  记者 金东:大家好,世界看中国,我现在是在央视亚太中心站所在地香港,这里是香港的金紫荆广场,11日下午,十三届全国人大一次会议第三次全体会议经投票表决,通过了《中华人民共和国宪法修正案》,在这个时候亚太各国的主流媒体对此是予以高度关注,在亚洲地区的《印度时报》,澳大利亚的《悉尼先驱者晨报》,以及新加坡的《联合早报》,都在表决通过之后,第一时间发布相关的文章。

  《联合早报》在网站发表一篇快讯,题目是,中国全国人大高票通过宪法修正案,文章除了叙述表决结果之外,还描述了现场情况。文章说,中外媒体坐在人民大会堂二楼,投票全过程向媒体开放,当中共中央总书记、中国国家主席习近平将表决票投入投票箱时,现场响起热烈掌声。

 

记者 金东

  除了媒体报道之外,亚太多国的政界人士和专家也发表了积极评论。

  缅甸人民院法案委员会秘书长吴觉梭林认为,对宪法进行修改正是中国共产党、中国政府和人民,基于时代发展要求作出的最新努力,是国家发展迈出的重要步伐,将谱写国家治理新篇章。

  柬埔寨战略研究所副所长强万纳里认为,中国对宪法的修改有利于巩固和加强中国共产党的领导,有利于将改革发展推向深入。

  记者 金东Media, experts and scholars in Asia-Pacific countries also believe that China’s necessary revision and improvement of the current constitution is an important measure to conform to the development of the times, reflect the broad public opinion, and advance the overall rule of law and modernize the national governance system and governance capacity.

  According to observation, another hot spot that Asia-Pacific countries pay attention to the two sessions is the topic of economic development. In his government work report this year, Premier Li Keqiang pointed out that China’s GDP growth target is 6.5% in 2018, which makes the Asia-Pacific countries once again feel that China is sending a positive and stable development signal. To put it more bluntly, everyone feels very practical and at ease.

  Because, in the past two years, China’s economy has made great contributions to the economic growth of the world, the Asia-Pacific region and East Asia. It has contributed more than 30% of the global economic growth, more than 50% to the Asia-Pacific region and more than 70% to East Asia. Therefore, it is very beneficial to the development of the Asia-Pacific region to set the target of 6.5% GDP growth this time.

 

  Thai Deputy Prime Minister Wei Sanou(China’s economic growth) deserves our close attention. It is a very challenging job for the China government to put forward this standard for its own GDP growth rate. The GDP growth problem is also a challenge for the whole world, including Thailand, and we all need to find more specific countermeasures.

  Ruan Rongguang, Senior Consultant, Vietnam Center for Strategic Studies and International DevelopmentI think China will achieve its first century-long goal by 2020, that is, the goal of building a well-off society in an all-round way. It is amazing that China has maintained a growth rate of more than 6.5%.

  记者 金东The expert’s analysis is very thorough and accurate. In the future, China’s GDP will keep growing at more than 6.5%, which shows that China’s economy is growing steadily, which is a good phenomenon. This shows that in the past period, the downward pressure on China’s economy has been alleviated, and even bottomed out. Moreover, in the next few years, the total GDP of China will continue to rise, and the per capita GDP will also rise. We will cross the dilemma of the so-called middle-income trap and realize a well-off society in an all-round way by 2020.

  In addition, countries in the Asia-Pacific region also pay great attention to the current economic situation in China, how to achieve steady growth in China in the future, and how to achieve the goal of economic growth through deepening reform.

  During the two sessions, media from all over the world paid great attention to the "the belt and road initiative" initiative that China is actually promoting. China not only pays attention to its own development, but also hopes to make the whole world a better place.

  Next, I will invite Vice Minister Li Guofeng from China Merchants Overseas Development Business Department.

  记者 金东Hello, Vice Minister Li. I’d like you to talk about the global layout of China Merchants the belt and road initiative, its strategic significance and the benefits it brings to other countries.

 

  Li Guofeng, Vice Minister of Overseas Business Department of China Merchants Group Co., Ltd.:招商局是一家总部在香港的中央企业,我们立足香港,积极践行习主席提出的“一带一路”倡议。目前在境外实体企业约200家,分布于五大洲43个国家和地区,大都位于“一带一路”沿线的重要点位。

  招商局对“一带一路”建设有三方面积极贡献,一是布局全球港口网络,二是贯通中欧物流大通道,三是复制“蛇口模式”,分享“中国经验”。

  习近平主席对“一带一路”建设提出了明确要求,要共商、共建、共享。要把这些理念落到实处,就必须站在东道国角度来考虑问题。招商局融资建设的吉布提多哈雷多功能港口一期去年5月份举行开港仪式,吉布提总统感慨到,西方人来了100多年,我们的国家还是这么穷,中国招商局才来了3年,就让我们国家发生了这么大的变化,让吉布提看到了希望。所以说我们的“一带一路”项目带动沿线国家共同发展,所以受到这些国家的普遍欢迎。

  记者 金东:感谢李副部长精彩的点评。两会还在召开,世界的目光依旧聚焦中国,亚太各国都认为,中国是世界经济发展的重要引擎,两会释放出的一些新的智慧,新的方案不仅对中国未来的发展产生影响,同时也对亚太地区乃至全世界产生非常积极的重要影响。

 

The football boy was rescued from a cave in Thailand and died on a British campus. The cause of death was announced.

The Beijing News (Reporter Xu Bangyin) Recently, according to foreign media reports, the forensic doctor in Leicestershire, England, announced the cause of death of Dom, the captain of Thailand’s "Cave Football Team". In February this year, the 17-year-old Thai football boy who studied in the UK died unfortunately. Today, the forensic doctor confirmed that Dom committed suicide.

Dom is the captain of Thailand’s "Wild Boar" football team. He was trapped in a cave in Thailand with his teammates and miraculously rescued after 18 days. On June 23, 2018, due to a sudden rainstorm, 12 players and 1 coach of the "Wild Boar" football team were trapped in a cave in Chiang Rai province, Thailand, and thousands of rescuers from all over the world were involved in search and rescue work. On July 10th of that year, Dom and 11 teammates and coaches were all rescued.

According to foreign media reports, when the search and rescue work went on the ninth day, divers found the trapped people of the "Wild Boar" football team. Dom, who was only 13 years old at that time, was the first to deliver the news to the outside world on behalf of the team.

It is widely known that the Thai football teenager was rescued after being trapped in a cave for 18 days. Twelve players were invited to Britain to watch the Premier League match. For children who have experienced the test of life and death, their life trajectory has changed. A teammate once said that Dom’s goal is to become a member of the Thai football team.

In 2022, Dom got a scholarship from a foundation in Thailand and got the opportunity to study in the UK. Last August, Dom went to Brookhouse College, a boarding school with a professional football college in Leicestershire, England, where Dom could continue his professional football training.

In February this year, an accident happened. Dom, who was in a coma in the dormitory, was found by his roommate and was rushed to the local hospital. After two days of rescue, Dom died unfortunately. After a preliminary investigation, Leicestershire police said that there were no suspicious signs of Dom’s death, but the specific cause of Dom’s death was not announced.

After more than half a year’s in-depth investigation, Catherine Mei Sen, a senior forensic doctor in Leicestershire, recently concluded that Dom committed suicide. Catherine Mei Sen said that the police found no evidence to prove that Dom’s death had third-party involvement or other suspicious circumstances. "Dom didn’t know much about the mental health service department before his death, and he didn’t know why he made such a choice."

Dom experienced a moment of life and death in 2018. Whether he was trapped in a cave or was taken out of the cave by rescuers in a coma, the situation was extremely dangerous. But when Dom’s life was back on track and there was a smooth road ahead, he chose to take his own life. Iain smith, president of Brookhouse College, issued a statement saying that all people are still immersed in grief over Dom’s death and will always miss Dom.

Editor Wang Chunqiu

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