The Chinese New Year is now popularly known as the Spring Festival because it starts from the Begining of Spring . Its origin is too old to be traced. Several explanations are hanging around. All agree, however, that the word Nian, which in modern Chinese solely means year , was originally the name of a monster beast that started to prey on people the night before the beginning of a new year.
One legend goes that the beast Nian had a very big mouth that would swallow a great many people with one bite. People were very scared. One day, an old man came to their rescue, offering to subdue Nian. To Nian he said, I hear say that you are very capable, but can you swallow the other beasts of prey on earth instead of people who are by no means of your worthy opponents? So, it did swallow many of the beasts of prey on earth that also harassed people and their domestic animals from time to time.
After that, the old man disappeared riding the beast Nian. He turned out to be an immortal god. Now that Nian is gone and other beasts of prey are also scared into forests, people begin to enjoy their peaceful life. Before the old man left, he had told people to put up red paper decorations on their windows and doors at each year s end to scare away Nian in case it sneaked back again, because red is the color the beast feared the most.
From then on, the tradition of observing the conquest of Nian is carried on from generation to generation. The term Guo Nian , which may mean Survive the Nian becomes today Celebrate the Year as the word guo in Chinese having both the meaning of pass-over and observe . The custom of putting up red paper and firing fire-crackers to scare away Nian should it have a chance to run loose is still around. However, people today have long forgotten why they are doing all this, except that they feel the color and the sound add to the excitement of the celebratio
Spring Festival is a traditional Chinese festival. At this time, people who have been busy for a year will stop their lives and celebrate the festival in various ways.
On the thirty day of the year, every household was attached to the Spring Festival couplets on the door, and our family was no exception. Mother from the cabinet "dug" out of a Spring Festival couplets, is two children in the lion dance, a strong festive atmosphere. Put a yellow inverted blessing among mother also said that antithetical couplet, "the blessing", and will give me a task, I will cut your window to add to the festive atmosphere. So I happily picked up the scissors, hands to complete a few bars in my hands. The above patterns are like snakes, fish like, and like cats. No matter, it's good to stick it on. I look at the window of my own work.
In the evening, the most important thing is to go to my grandfather's house for dinner. When the time comes, uncle, aunt and elder sister will arrive. So I came here early in the afternoon, waiting for my grandfather's home. In the evening, everyone was here, and everyone was surrounded by a table. I look intently. The food on the table is really rich. How can there be a big apple? I asked my mother, "why do you want to put an apple?" My mother told me that it was called "peace peace", and prayed that in the new year, our family could live in peace and peace.
Start time, a ringing sound in the glasses on the table, we wish grandpa grandma health and longevity, the elders hope we succeed. From time to time, from time to time, their parents were laughing. They were talking about the life and work of the year. It is no wonder that in peacetime everyone is busy working, it is rare to have such a chance that so many people get together to eat and chat, of course, happy! I know that dad has been full of red in his face.
My sister and I got off the table early because we were anxious to set off the firecrackers. The sound of firecrackers outside out loud, early fights we heart itch. There was a lot of fireworks in the sky, like countless lights that lit up the night sky. A lot of people have been gathered outside, and everyone is greeting the new year with the sound of firecrackers. In the past few years, Shaoxing has banned the free fireworks and firecrackers, probably for the holiday safety, to reduce the fire accident. But in recent years, the living standard of Shaoxing people has been improved and their quality has been improved. We hope to celebrate the Spring Festival with firecrackers. So now the government has lifted the ban. How do you enjoy it? Of course, people are also careful to keep away from houses and inflammable things, after all, it is always happy to be safe and always, and the stability of the society needs the efforts of each of us.
Second days of the first year of the first, early morning, walk to the outside, see all the people meet all will say: "Happy New Year!" Everyone's face was laughed at. I think this greeting is not only a traditional habit problem, but rather a heartfelt hope that all the relatives and friends will really be happy and happy in the new year. I think this is not the harmonious society that everyone is talking about at ordinary times.
I learned from the pre Qin period "our holiday" in one book, began to have the Spring Festival, to the Western Han Dynasty was rapid promotion, please enter the Ming period, the new year in the same form and has a further development, after the founding of our country government regulations as the Spring Festival holidays, from the Spring Festival as fixed name for the lunar new year in the country began to use. Celebrating the custom of Spring Festival in Laixi over the past hundred years, with the development of the times, the Spring Festival has changed greatly compared with the Spring Festival of our grandparents and our fathers. We are more of the pursuit of freedom and happiness! You see, the Shaoxing Street Festival is full of people of the sea, people carry the new customer purchase special purchases for the Spring Festival, shopping malls, restaurants at the dinner on New Year's Eve...... Shaoxing people are enjoying the Spring Festival in their favorite way, and the ancient city Shaoxing is full of young breath. This is not exactly the embodiment of a harmonious and angry society.
Spring Festival, you let Shaoxing emanate a strange charm and elegant demeanor. There is a city with an ancient veil, and more young, energetic, harmonious and friendly Shaoxing people!
On New Year's eve, the family was busy with the evening meal, and I took the opportunity to walk downstairs. Every Spring Festival, our family will fly back to sichuan to visit the grandmother who is alone, and this year is no exception. But I think it's a waste of time to go back to my hometown. Better to stay in shenzhen, so this year the family made an exception and left grandma alone in their hometown.
In the deserted street, several fallen leaves fell asleep, and several children were stealing small firecrackers on the side of the building. Suddenly a full head of silver, neatly dressed grandma came into sight. Grandma? No, she's not grandma, but that's just like it! I couldn't help wondering. She looked at me carefully, but her eyes gradually faded.
"Well, you look so much like my granddaughter that you thought the children were coming back!" She looked at me disappointed. "What a coincidence! You look just like my grandma! By the way, didn't your children come back?" "I asked, wary of touching the weakest part of her heart. She a rigid body, a long time to just nodded softly replied: "granddaughter heavy school, children have their own life, is hoping they can accompany in my side, but after all, parents still wants children to be successful!" I face a red, the head gradually low, I again how not so ah! Only think about the situation, but forget that for the old man to us like a rolling Yangtze river of missing!
The old woman saw my abnormality, patted my head and said, "we are the roots, your parents are tree trunks and branches, and you are green leaves and red flowers on the trees. Go home often. They're very lonely." I nodded hard and said with a lump in my throat, "I don't forget to dig the well. Thank you, grandma, for making this clear." I took a deep bow to her and rushed home.
In this bustling world, everyone is too care about their pace of life, in people gradually fade out of her mind at the same time, oneself also became a traveler, sophisticated has evaporated.
Pushing the door open, I ran into my room, grabbed my phone and dialed the familiar number. "Hey, baby granddaughter? An expectant sound of a vocal cord is introduced into the ear. I have a sweet smile on my face, "it's me, grandma, I'm sorry... "This Spring Festival is the most unforgettable one, I lost the time of study, but realized a person's truth!
In the first year of the New Year, I went with my father and my mother to pay a New Year visit to my relatives.
"Boom and boom," we knocked on the door of our aunt's house. The door opened, and the great aunt smiled at her sister with a smile. "Auntie, sister, happy New Year! I congratulated my aunt on the New Year when I walked in the door. People greet each other New Year, the big aunt is busy to make us tea water, produced a lot of delicious, the most important is give me a 200 yuan red envelope! At this moment, I found that uncle was not at home, and I asked, "aunt, uncle," "well, he knows the work all day, and the house doesn't care." This is not, big New Year's day to go to unit shift." 'she pretended to be angry. But I don't believe she's really angry. She's got a smile on her face.
Goodbye to my aunt and sister, we set out on the train to our hometown. My maternal grandmother has another aunt in loudi, so we are going to go to loudi! It took two and a half hours to get to loudi railway station. My grandfather was the train station, and I took two steps to go home. As soon as he entered the door, grandpa came to meet him. "Grandpa," gong said, "get rich. Get it in red packets!" Grandpa laughed from ear to ear, hurriedly gave me a red envelope, I opened a look, hi, again have 200 yuan! Oh, I have a big income this year!
After dinner, we came to our great aunt's house. My brother was waiting downstairs, and he was setting off firecrackers! Seeing my brother is the happiest thing for me, because he can always come up with a lot of funny ideas. He can't wait to drag me to his house to play the racing game, so exciting!
Time flies so fast that it's almost dark. My aunt's cooking is the best in our family, so be sure to stay and taste the big dinner she has prepared for us! Faced with a table of delicious food, a large family gathered around the table, everyone with a happy smile on their faces, I really felt "life is sweeter than honey"!
I can't help looking forward to next year's New Year!
Spring Festival is the most important festival in China .
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 .
Hope, wish, looking forward to the annual Spring Festival came, every family with a festival, Spring Festival couplets hung up the red lanterns, the adults at home early in the morning began to clean the house health, a promising a big family reunion dinner.
At seven and eight o 'clock in the evening, we sat around the table, eating our New Year's dinner, watching the Spring Festival gala happily, waiting for the New Year's bell to ring. Ringing in the twelve o 'clock at night, every household will set off firecrackers and fireworks to celebrate the New Year is coming, the colorful fireworks in the sky flying, accompanied by a loud pa, pa, pa voice will painted a splendid picture of the sky, very beautiful. The sound of firecrackers reverberated through the whole world, listening to the adults say fireworks and firecrackers are a harbinger of red fire in the New Year.
On the early morning of the New Year, people get up very early. After dinner, the adults went out to visit each other, and I visited many friends and relatives in my new clothes and my parents. Every time we went to the family, our children rushed to pay their respects to the elders. The aim is to get more red packets.
During the Spring Festival, people's faces are always jubilant and the first words to meet each other are: the New Year is good, the New Year is good. I really like the atmosphere of the Spring Festival!