People decorate their houses with different decorative items. Red is the dominant color during the festival, as it is believed to be the color of luck, happiness and health. Chinese lanterns are also lit in the houses and the streets. There are red banners and flags everywhere.
Dragon dances and firecracker shows are displayed in Chinese communities in India. People get to see parades and lion dances too. There are religious rituals where the people pray for their dead ancestors. The rituals also include prayers to the gods to grant them health and happiness all throughout the year.
The celebration starts with a dinner on Chinese New Years Eve. During the celebrations, people prepare some of the Chinese traditional foods. Some of these include: dumplings, noodles, fish, chicken and jai. After that, all family members visit their ancestors at the cemeteries. The following days focus on visiting families, relatives and friends.