Spring Festival is one of the most important traditional festivals for Chinese.It is time for us to get the whole family together, celebrating the new coming year. 2014 Spring Festival falls on Jan. 31st.We can enjoy a 7-day public holiday in China for the Spring Festival.
The Origin of Chinese New Year
In accordance with the established practice,one month prior to the New Year's Day, people begin to
buy food, clothes and decorations for their houses. Most people living away from home are back home. The time becomes the business time for
transportation, which is crazy and will last for about half a month.
During the Spring Festival, people use red lantern and
Spring Festival couplets to decorate their houses. People wear new clothes and
visit friends and relatives. For Family, on Spring Festival’ eve, they get
together to have a big dinner,for example, eating dumplings, fish, meat and
other delicious food. Children are looking forward to receiving red envelope
money.They play the fire works with happiness. When you are walking on the
street, you will find dragon and lion carnival activities. Every year CCTV will
report this grand Spring Festival gala.
On this festival, when people meet their neighbors or
friends, they'll say:”Happy New Year”. The New Year celebrating activities will
last for about half a month, beginning on the last day of the lunar year, and ending on
the 15th day of the lunar New Year, which is known as the Lantern Festival.
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