Chinese new year is a chinese traditional festival. we also call it the spring festival. it is on lunar january 1st.
on new year’s eve, all the people sit around the desk and have a big family dinner. there are some vegetables, some fish, some meat, some fruits and some drink like juice, coke, pepsi and some nice wine. overall, this is a good and delicious dinner. after dinner, we always watch tv new year progammes. we have a wonderful evening on new year’s eve.
on the first day of the spring festival, most of people get up early and say “happy new year” to each other. for breakfast, people often eat dumplings and baozi. after breakfast, people often make many delicious foods, and children often play cards, computer games and fireworks. on the second and third day, we visit friends and relatives.
everyone is busy on chinese new year, and everyone is happy, too.
In china,the spring festivai is a special day.because it leave people's hopes.the spring festival is the first month by lunar calendar and the beginning of new year.on spring festival eve,people can special purchase for the spring festival ,do spring festival shopping,light fireworks and paper cuts .on spring festival,children dress new clothes and eat delicious food ,they can put the smork flower.on the eveving ,people eat dumplings and watch post spring festival couplets.on the beginning of new year,children go to pay new year's call and get gift money people wishes their relativas happy.for example''wishing you prosperity ,everything is well,wishing youevery susses''.let's happy lunar new year.
Spring Festival day that the families get together. Chinese people most like the Spring Festival.The spring festival is usually in the February ,.In the spring festival,every family all paste the lucky, Spring Festival couplets and they fire the cracker,they eat the dumplings, we are have make dumplings it,is very delious .playing fireworks in the open air. My brother and I played fireworks on that day. We had many fireworks.. the families get together to have the new year's dinner,wish each other,talk about the wishes about the new year.Small I hope make progress in study and everyone in families happy. we are receive the money given to them as a lunar new year gift.l like it very much.
The Spring Festival is the most important festival for the Chinese people and is when all family members get together, just like Christmas in the West. All people living away from home go back, becoming the busiest time for transportation systems of about half a month from the Spring Festival. Airports, railway stations and long-distance bus stations are crowded with home returnees.
The Spring Festival falls on the 1st day of the 1st lunar month, often one month later than the Gregorian calendar. It originated in the Shang Dynasty (c. 1600 BC-c. 1100 BC) from the people's sacrifice to gods and ancestors at the end of an old year and the beginning of a new one.
Strictly speaking, the Spring Festival starts every year in the early days of the 12th lunar month and will last till the mid 1st lunar month of the next year. Of them, the most important days are Spring Festival Eve and the first three days. The Chinese government now stipulates people have seven days off for the Chinese Lunar New Year.
Many customs accompany the Spring Festival. Some are still followed today, but others have weakened.
On the 8th day of the 12th lunar month, many families make laba porridge, a delicious kind of porridge made with glutinous rice, millet, seeds of Job's tears, jujube berries, lotus seeds, beans, longan and gingko.
The 23rd day of the 12th lunar month is called Preliminary Eve. At this time, people offer sacrifice to the kitchen god. Now however, most families make delicious food to enjoy themselves.
After the Preliminary Eve, people begin preparing for the coming New Year. This is called "Seeing the New Year in".
Store owners are busy then as everybody goes out to purchase necessities for the New Year. Materials not only include edible oil, rice, flour, chicken, duck, fish and meat, but also fruit, candies and kinds of nuts. What's more, various decorations, new clothes and shoes for the children as well as gifts for the elderly, friends and relatives, are all on the list of purchasing.
Before the New Year comes, the people completely clean the indoors and outdoors of their homes as well as their clothes, bedclothes and all their utensils.
Then people begin decorating their clean rooms featuring an atmosphere of rejoicing and festivity. All the door panels will be pasted with Spring Festival couplets, highlighting Chinese calligraphy with black characters on red paper. The content varies from house owners' wishes for a bright future to good luck for the New Year. Also, pictures of the god of doors and wealth will be posted on front doors to ward off evil spirits and welcome peace and abundance.