New Year's day, also known as the "New Year" in most countries of the world, is the first day of the New Year on the Gregorian calendar. Yuan, that is "first"; Dan, that "day"; New Year's day means "the first day". "New Year's day" the word first appeared in "the Book of Jin", but its meaning has been used for more than 4,000 years.
Chinese New Year has always referred to the agricultural (summer, Yin) calendar on the first day of the first month. "New Year's day" of "yuan", refers to the beginning, is the first meaning, New Year's day every number is called "yuan"; Dan, pictographic characters, above the "day" represents the sun, below the "one" represents the horizon. "Dan" is the sun rising from the horizon, a symbol of the beginning of the day.
People put the "yuan" and "Dan" two words together, extended to the beginning of the first day of the New Year. New Year's day also known as the "three", that is, the year of the yuan, yuan, when the yuan.