Lunar New Year , the most solemn of traditional Chinese folk festivals. First day of the first lunar month in the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, known as the Moon, commonly known as "New Year" and "New Year." The long history of the Spring Festival, which originated in the Shang period the year draws to a close servicemen and the memorial activities. According to China's Lunar, the first day of the first lunar month yen ancient name, Yuan-chen, a copy, is Emperor, the New Year Day, which is commonly known as Day of the Republic. switch to the Gregorian calendar, the calendar on January 1 as New Year's Day, January 1st called the Lunar Spring Festival.
The Chinese New Year is a festival whose Chinese are most important.The history of the Chinese New Year is very long.Stanza front stick in an on the face the New Year's Day of the implied meaning of the yellow word in red paper in top send message by word and the god of wealth resembles with hang deep red lantern etc.. The Chinese New Year is a close relatives the festival of the family reunion.The not far a long distance in child that leave the house returns to the home.The family rounds to sit together a dumpling, use the dumpling symbol family reunion.The beginning of January is on thering is fiesta cooking stove etc. rites before;In the stanza make New Year's visit the child New Year's Money, friend etc.
Pasting Spring Couplet春联英语介绍中英对照：
“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.
Set off firecrackers 放鞭炮的英语介绍：
The firecracker is a unique product in China. In ancient China, the sound of burning bamboo tubes was used to scare away wild animals and evil spirits. With the invention of the gunpowder, “firecracker” is also called “鞭炮biānpào” (“炮” in Chinese means gun) and used to foster a joyful atmosphere. The first thing every Chinese household does is to set off firecrackers and fireworks, which are meant to bid farewell to the old year and usher in the new. In the past few years, such an activity was completely or partially forbidden in big cities including Beijing due to fire and personal casualty caused by burning firecrackers. However, some Chinese thought that a Spring Festival without firecrackers was not lively enough and they burned firecrackers by stealth. So in recent years, the ban was canceled again. This shows that burning firecrackers is a very important activity during the Spring Festival.
Sweeping the dust扫尘的英语介绍中英对照：
“Dust” is homophonic with “chen”（尘）in Chinese, which means old and past. In this way, “sweeping the dust” before the Spring Festival means a thorough cleaning of houses to sweep away bad luck in the past year. This custom shows a good wish of putting away old things to welcome a new life. In a word, just before the Spring Festival comes, every household will give a thorough cleaning to bid farewell to the old year and usher in the new.
The Spring Festival to eat rice cakes, "righteousness take years - years, pray for mori." Wishing you every year high. The types of rice cake: northern white pudding Tuo, yellow rice cake; Jiangnan water mill rice cakes; Southwest waxy BaBa; Taiwan has red turtle cake. Han Yang's book "dialect", has had an appellation to "cake", when the wei jin southern and northern dynasties have been popular.
Jia sixie qimin yaoshu documented preparation methods. Ming and qing, the cake is on market has developed into a kind of perennial supply of snacks, and, with the north and the south. Southern north rice cakes have two, steamed, Fried rice cakes except steamed, Fried, there are pieces of Fried, soup cooking method.
Around the tradition of the north family reunion dinner is eat dumplings, but eat dumplings have different customs, in some places to eat dumplings on New Year's eve, in some places the first eat dumplings, some northern mountainous area and the first to the fifth the tradition of eating dumplings in the morning. People eat dumplings is to express new blessings while the unique way of auspicious wish. According to the method of Chinese ancient time, 11 PM to 1 in the morning the next day for the house.
"Jiaozi" is a new moment of fellowship with old year. Dumpling means more old hand, Spring Festival to eat dumplings is considered a prosperous New Year. The other dumplings shaped like a wing, pack dumpling means encase, good fortune to eat dumpling symbol life rich. Different from the north, the south of the family reunion dinner often have hot pot and fish. Hot pot boiling, steaming, warm and seductive, thriving; "Fish" and "yu" homophonic, symbol appear more "auspicious", also shows that a happy life, "more than" year after year. The south and in other places the holiday pay attention to eat rice cakes, mid - high (cake), symbol of high harvest year after year, high level every year.