Chinese keywords and Spring Festival countdown customs (5 days until Spring Festival)

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Day 26 of the 12th lunar month - 5 days until the Spring Festival 

The Chinese character 肉 ("rou"), meaning meat, is a keyword for the 26th day of the 12th lunar month. This year, it falls on Jan. 17. 

From this day, dishes for the sumptuous New Year's Eve feast are prepared in succession. Eating meat was something that poor people could only dream about in the past when animals were scarce, so this desire could only be realized during the Spring Festival. One of the customs on this day is to either slaughter livestock raised the past year or to buy meat at a street market.

Read more about Spring Festival countdown customs:

Day 25 of the 12th lunar month - 6 days until the Spring Festival

Day 27 of the 12th lunar month - 4 days until the Spring Festival

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