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Spring Festival is a kind of chinese traditonal festival, as Christmas day in westen country.

During these days, people share traditonal food with their relations and friends.

Usually, people choose dumplings, wonton.

Every year during spring festival, children are always very happy, for their uncle, aunt, grandparents, and parent's friends will give them a red pocket with money inside.



The Spring Festival

The Spring Festival, Chinese New Year,is the most important festival for all of us. All family members get together on New Year'Eve to have a big meal.At the same time, everyone celebrates to each other.At about 12 o'clock,some parents and children watch fireworks.The whole sky is lighted brightly. How excited we are.

On the first early moring of the year,we often stick Fu on the front door. Some house's windows are sticked on red paper cutlings.(剪纸)

The Chinese New Year lasts fifteen days. So during the fifteen days, we always visit our relatives(亲戚) from door to door. At that time, children are the happiest because they can get many red packets(红包) form their parents,grandparents, uncles, aunts and so on. . I like The Spring Festival.


Chinese New Year Celebration is the most important celebration of the year. Chinese people may celebrate the Chinese New Year in slightly different ways but their wishes are almost the same; they want their family members and friends to be healthy and lucky during next year.


Chinese New Year Celebration usually lasts for 15 days. Celebratory activities include Chinese New Feast, firecrackers, givi密封带ng lucky money to children, the New Year bell ringing and Chinese New Year Greetings. Most of Chinese people will stop the celebrating in their home on the 7th day of New Year because the national holiday usually ends around that day, however celebrations in public areas can last until the 15th day of New Year.


House Cleaning


To clean houses on the New Year Eve is a very old custom dating back to thousands of years ago. The dust is traditionally associated with “old” so

cleaning their houses and sweeping the dust mean to bid farewell to the “old” and usher in the “new”. Days before the New Year, Chinese families clean their houses, sweeping the floor, washing daily things, cleaning the spider webs and dredging the ditches. People do all these things happily in the hope of a good coming year.


House decoration


One of the house decorations is to post couplets on doors. On the Spring Festival couplets, good wishes are expressed. New Year couplets are usually posted in

pairs as even numbers are associated with good luck and auspiciousness in Chinese culture.


People in north China are 密封带used to posting paper-cut on their windows. When sticking the window decoration paper-cuts, people paste on the door large red Chinese character “fu”A red "fu"means good luck and fortune, so it is customary to post "fu"on doors or walls on auspicious occasions such as wedding, festivals. 在中国北方,人们习惯于在窗户上贴剪纸。人们既在窗户上贴剪纸,又在大门上贴上大大的红色汉字“福”字,一个红色“福”字意味着好运和财富,因此习惯上在婚礼,节日之类的吉祥场合中,人们都会在门或墙上贴“福”字。

Waiting for the First Bell Ringing of Chinese New Year


The first bell ringing is the symbol of Ch(本文来自:WWw.bole13.com.cn 千 叶 帆文摘:春节大学英语作文)inese New Year. Chinese people like to go to a large squares where there are huge bells are set up on New Year’s Eve. As the New Year approaches they count down and celebrate together. The

people believe that the ringing of huge bell can drive all the bad luck away and bring the fortune to them. In recent years, some people have begun going to mountain temples to wait for the first ringing. Hanshan Temple in Suzhou, is very famous temple for its first ringing of the bell to herald Chinese New Year. Many foreigners now go to Hanshan Temple to celebrate Chinese New Year. 第一次钟声是春节的象征。中国人喜欢到一个大广场,那里有为除夕设置的大钟。随着春节的临近,他们开始倒计数并一起庆祝。人们相信了大钟的撞响可以驱除霉运,带来好运。近年来,有些人开始去山上寺庙等待第一次钟声。苏州的寒山寺就非常著名,它的钟声宣布春节的到来。现在有许多外国人也去寒山寺庆祝春节。

Staying up late ("Shousui")


Shousui means to stay up late or all night on New Year's Eve. After the great dinner, families sit together and chat happily to wait for the New Year’s arrival. 守岁意味着除夕夜不睡觉。年夜饭后,家人聚坐一起,愉快聊天,等待春节的到来。 New Year Feast


Spring Festival is a time for family reunion. The New Year's Feast is "a must" banquet with all the family members getting t密封带ogether. The food eaten on the New Year Eve banquet varies according to regions. In south China, It is customary to eat "niangao" (New Year cake made of glutinous rice flour)

because as a homophone, niangao means "higher and higher every year". In the north, a traditional dish for the feast is "Jiaozi" or dumplings shaped like a crescent moon.


Setting Firecrackers


Lighting Firecrackers used to be one of the most important customs in the Spring Festival celebration. However, concerning the danger and the negative noises that lighting firecrackers may bring, the government has banned this practice in many major cities. But people in small towns and rural areas still hold to this traditional celebration. Right as the clock strikes 12 o'clock midnight of New Year's Eve, cities and towns are lit up with the glitter from fireworks, and the sound can be deafening. Families stay up for this joyful moment and kids with firecrackers in one hand and a lighter in another cheerfully light their happiness in this especial occasion, even though they plug their ears.


New Year Greetings(Bai Nian)


On the first day of the New Year or shortly thereafter, everybody wears new clothes and greets relatives and friends with bows and Gongxi (congratulations), wishing each other good luck, happiness during the new year. In Chinese

villages, some villagers may have hundreds of relatives so they have to spend more than two weeks visiting their relatives.


On the first day of the new year, it’s customary for the younger generations to visit the elders, wishing them healthy and longevity.


Because visiting relatives and friends takes a lot of time, now, some busy people will send New Year cards to express their good wishes rather than pay a visit personally.


Lucky Money


It is the money given to kids from their parents and grandparents as New Year gift. The money is believed to bring good luck, ward off monsters; hence the name "lucky money". Parents and grandparents first put money in small,

especially-made red envelopes and give the red envelopes to their kids after the New Year's Feast or when they come to visit them on the New Year. They choose to put the money in red envelopes because Chinese people think red is a lucky color. They want to give their children both lucky money and lucky color.


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