The Spring Festival
The Spring Festival is the lunar new year in traditional cultural circle, known as "new year". It falls on the first day of the first lunar month, often one month later than the Gregorian calendar.The spring festival is the most important festival for the Chinese people and all family members to get together on this day. All people living away from home will come back.
Many customs accompany the Spring Festival. The 23rd day of the 12th lunar month is called Preliminary Eve. At this time, people offer sacrifice to the kitchen god. After the Preliminary Eve, people begin decorating their rooms featuring an atmosphere of rejoicing and festivity.All the door panels will be pasted with Spring Festival couplets, highlighting Chinese calligraphy with black characters on red paper. The content carries from house owners' wishes for a bright future to good luck for the New Year.
The Spring Festival is the most solemn traditional festival of the Chinese nation. It is also an important carrier for Chinese people to release their emotions and satisfy their psychological demands. It is the annual carnival and spiritual support of the Chinese nation.