Spring Festival is the most important festival in China .It’s to celebrate the lunar calendar ‘s new year .In the evening before the Spring Festival ,families get together and have a big meal .In many places people like to set off firecrackers .Dumplings are the most traditional food .Children like the festival very much ,because they can have delicious food and wear new clothes .They can also get some money from their parents. This money is given to children for good luck . People put New Year scrolls on the wall for good fortune .
The Spring Festival lasts about 15 days long .People visit relatives and friends with the words “Have all your wishes ”. People enjoy the Spring Festival ,during this time they can have a good rest .
【 My Spring Festival】
The Spring Festival is coming. I feel very happy because I can get a lot of money ,dress new clothes and eat all kinds of food. On that day,the sky is blue and the sunshine is bright.My father ,my mother,my grandmother my grandfather and I get together to celebrate the Spring Festival.We cook ,talk,sing songs and play cards.We eat dumplings and drink beer.How happy we are! I will never forget the wonderful time!
Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon(新月)on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon(满月)15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival(元宵节), which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.
The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle(月运周期)is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese insert an extra month once every few years (seven years out of a 19-yearcycle). This is the same as adding an extra day on leap year (闰年). This is why, according to the solar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year.
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are celebrated as a family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving. The celebration was traditionally highlighted with a religious ceremony given in honor of Heaven and Earth(万物), the gods of the household and the family ancestors.
The sacrifice to the ancestors, the most vital of all the rituals(仪式), united the living members with those who had passed away. Departed relatives are remembered with great respect because they were responsible for laying the foundations for the fortune and glory of the family.
The presence of the ancestors is acknowledged on New Year's Eve with a dinner arranged for them at the family banquet table. The spirits of the ancestors, together with the living, celebrate the onset of the New Year as one great community. The communal feast called "surrounding the stove" or weilu. It symbolizes family unity and honors the past and present generations.
The spring Festival
Spring Festival is a traditional festival of China.It has a long history.And it is a very important festival for
Everyone thinks that if today is Spring Festival,that means an old year says goodbye to us and a new year is coming.Not only adults like Spring Festival but also children like it very much.Because on that day,they can get their " lucky money " and maybe own a present from their parents.
On that day,people will all be very happy,bacause everyone is at home.They play,talk,watch TV and laugh happily.
We all like Spring Fstival because it brings us much happiness.
Spring Festival is the most important festival in China.Before Spring Festival we clean our houses,paint doors and windows red,decorate the doors and windows with paper cuts,buy clothes and have a haircut on New Year's Eve,we get to together and have a big dinner,we eat dumplings,sweet rice dumplings.We watch TV and at midnight,we play fireworks.On New Year's Day,we put on our new clothes and visit our family and friends,There's dragon and lion dancing.
The New Year Festival finishes at Lantern Festival after two weeks we usually eat rice dumplings.They are round and so they bring us good luck.