Chinese Spring Festival celebrating the end of winter and the warmth of spring. It began in the last day of the lunar year， end in the 15th day of lunar New Year， also is the Lantern Festival.
During the Spring Festival， people use red lantern and Spring Festival couplets decorate a house， put on all kinds of colored clothes， often visit friends and relatives or together eat dumplings， fish， meat and other delicious food.
The children are looking forward to receiving red envelope money， and together they play each other the fireworks， with happy. Street with dragon and lion dance and some other carnival activities， CCTV will held the grand Spring Festival gala.
I had a wonderful holiday at spring festival. I went to the park with my friends . We met at eight o’clock at the school gate. We went to the park by bike. It was a beautiful day. We sat under a big tree and chated with each other. We talked about some movies and some fun things. We had lunch there. We ate hamburgers and some drinks,but I know they are not healthy and not good for us. Then we played some games.
We were all fell tired,but we were very happy! It was great fun!
Tomorrow is New Year’s Day, my family have had a completely cleaning for two days. Then my father and I decorated our flat and my mother cooked delicious food for our meal. After supper we watched TV program. How happy we were!
“The Spring Couplet”, also called “couplet” and “a pair of antithetical phrases”, is a special form of literature in China. The Spring Couplet is composed of two antithetical sentences on both sides of the door and a horizontal scroll bearing an inscription, usually an auspicious phrase, above the gate. The sentence pasting on the right side of the door is called the first line of the couplet and the one on the left the second line. On the eve of the Spring Festival, every household will paste on doors a spring couplet written on red paper to give a happy and prosperous atmosphere of the Festival. In the past, the Chinese usually wrote their own spring couplet with a brush or asked others to do for them, while nowadays, it is common for people to buy the printed spring couplet in the market.
Spring Festival is the biggest day in China. As this festival has a long history, so people keep some old traditions, such as what they should do to bring the good luck and what they should do to avoid the bad luck. Still the young generation remembers the taboo and they believe that avoiding these can bring them good luck in a year.
The first taboo is to avoid sweeping the floor in the first seven days of the new year. It is said that every family will collect some luck in the house. If people sweep the floor, the luck will run away and they will feel bad all the year around. So if my mother sees me to clean the house in the new year, she will be very nervous and keeps telling me not to sweep the floor.
The second taboo is not to wash hair in the first day of the new year. It is almost the same reason with sweeping floor. People believe that the ancestors have given them good luck and washing hair would drive away the luck. Though I don’t believe in this tradition, I still respect it for avoiding my mother’s babbling.