the origin of ‘The Spring festival’
The Spring Festival is the lunar Chinese New Year. Every family sets off ﬁreworks and crackers and puts up couplets on their gates to usher in a happy life in the coming year.
Long, long ago, there was a ferocious demon called nian. It did evil things everywhere.
Gathering together, people discussed how to deal with him.
Some said that Nian was afraid of the red color, flames, and noises.
The demon Nian trembled with fear.
So people put up red couplets on thelr gates, set off fireworks and crackers, and kept on beating gongs and drums. Night fell and every houses was brightly lit.
Nian was scared. He fled into the mountains and didn‘t dare to come out.
Nian was thus subdued, and the custom of celebrating the lunar
New Year was passed down from then.
The Spring festival is the most important festival inChina.
It is on January 1st according to the Chinese lunar calendar.
It's China's New year's Day So usually a month before the festival, people begin to buy food, clothes and decorations for houses.
On New Year Eve, each family will gather together eating,
talking and watching TV for almost the whole night.
Today, many young people spend most of their New Year holiday time exchanging cyber money by red envelopes for fun.
The children are the happiest of all because they can get ‘New Years money’ from their parents and grand-parents.
On New Year's Day, people will eat dumplings.
When they meet their neighbors or friends, they'll say:”Happy New Year!”
The New Year celebrating activities will last about half a month.