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Do you understand on the Spring Festival in China?





Dbarkol
Do you know and familiar with on the Spring Festival in China? Wink Very Happy
RiCtee
Spring Festival is also know as Chinese New Year right? I'm sure every Chinese should know that. It's much like Christmas with a mix of New Year to foreigns. Razz
Liu
Heck yes! I celebrate it!
Dbarkol
RiCtee wrote:
Spring Festival is also know as Chinese New Year right? I'm sure every Chinese should know that. It's much like Christmas with a mix of New Year to foreigns. Razz


Ehhh....what You said is right,RiCtee Wink The Spring Festival of 2008 will be celebrated on February 7 ,2008. New Year's Eve is the evening of February 6. Very Happy
thejam
Spring festival is like hell if you're in China. Don't get me wrong i like China,a nd i like fireworks.. i love fireworks..but it's like listening to a 10000 firecracker and that 24/7...... a week long.......
Thanks to Spring festival i kinda have a idea what war must be like, and i don't like it...
They even managed to blow out a bathroomwindow of a friend of mine, he lives on the 13th floor highrise.
fengtai
Ha ha, China is the Spring Festival is very lively.
thejam
Yeah, i guess you could say that..Smile
Anyway, Happy CNY to everyone!!
hofodomo01
Yup. Time to make dumplings, gais.
Indyan
I didnt even know there is a spring festival in china.
Thanks to FRIENDS i know that there is a spring festival in USA.
skygaia
I was told that lots of chinese visit to their hometown during spring festival. so ther are huge traffice in china. Of course, it's very difficult to get a public transportaition ticket for coming home.
meet in rio
I was in Shanghai for CNY.
...Oh my god.

People were lighting firecrackers in busy roads in the middle of the day, the noise was like a warzone and the mess was unbelievable (although the clean-up job was equally impressive, I must admit). I've come to the conclusion that Chinese fireworks are about being as obnoxiously loud as possible with minimum visual spectacle!

On the other hand, it was a magical time to be in China. There were beautiful (occasionally tacky) decorations everywhere and the food was awesome.
hofodomo01
I made dumplings. w00t, good to be with the natives again...
cloudship
I know and celebrate the festival myself Smile following just some quotes from online that I've searched to explain it, which may be better I explain by myself, lol

Similar to the importance of the Christmas Day for the westerners, the Spring Festival is the most important celebration for Chinese people. Although the meaning and the methods of celebration of the Spring Festival are changing with the time, the important status of the Spring Festival is incomparable.

Chinese Spring Festival has a long history, which is nearly four thousand years old. Initially, the festival had no name or fixed date However, people called Spring Festival "the age" according to the revolution period of Jupiter by B.C. 2100. Before B.C. 1000, people used "the year", which means "Great Harvest" representing the Spring Festival.

According to the traditional custom, the Spring Festival lasts from the 23rd day of 12th lunar month to the 15th day of 1st lunar month, and the climax should be the New Year Eve and the first day of first lunar month.

People carry out a lot of activities all over the country to welcome the Spring Festival. In the countryside, this kind of preparation starts from the beginning of 12th lunar month. All the families clean their houses, wash their clothes and bed sheets. Fresh new clothes and sheets commemorate the fresh New Year! Special New Year purchases are also important parts of upcoming New Year. In the city, they celebrate the New Year with art teams performances, various entertainment parties, and the big parks hold "temple fairs" to provide, recreation, food and art!.

There are different traditional customs in different parts of China, but the whole family having reunion dinner together in the New Year Eve is indispensable. In the South China, the reunion dinner usually has more than ten meals including bean curd and fish, because the pronunciation of these two meals means "wealthy" in Chinese language. In the North China, most of the reunion meals are dumplings, which are made and eaten by the whole family.

Usually stay up late and set off fireworks on New Year's Eve. By the first day of first lunar month, people are wearing festival dresses and begin to visit or welcome family, friends and loved ones. They greet each other "Happy New Year" and "Happy Spring Festival" and invite guests to drink tea and chat at their home.

There are a plethora of activities during the Spring Festival including opera and movie performances lion dances and temple fairs. There are also people who prefer to stay at home and watch television. Pasting New Year scrolls and watching festive lanterns are also the traditional movements for the Spring Festival celebration.

The ways of Spring Festival celebration are changing along with the standard of living. For instance, traveling has becoming a new fashion of Spring Festival celebration.
Dbarkol
cloudship wrote:
I know and celebrate the festival myself Smile following just some quotes from online that I've searched to explain it, which may be better I explain by myself, lol

Similar to the importance of the Christmas Day for the westerners, the Spring Festival is the most important celebration for Chinese people. Although the meaning and the methods of celebration of the Spring Festival are changing with the time, the important status of the Spring Festival is incomparable.

Chinese Spring Festival has a long history, which is nearly four thousand years old. Initially, the festival had no name or fixed date However, people called Spring Festival "the age" according to the revolution period of Jupiter by B.C. 2100. Before B.C. 1000, people used "the year", which means "Great Harvest" representing the Spring Festival.

According to the traditional custom, the Spring Festival lasts from the 23rd day of 12th lunar month to the 15th day of 1st lunar month, and the climax should be the New Year Eve and the first day of first lunar month.

People carry out a lot of activities all over the country to welcome the Spring Festival. In the countryside, this kind of preparation starts from the beginning of 12th lunar month. All the families clean their houses, wash their clothes and bed sheets. Fresh new clothes and sheets commemorate the fresh New Year! Special New Year purchases are also important parts of upcoming New Year. In the city, they celebrate the New Year with art teams performances, various entertainment parties, and the big parks hold "temple fairs" to provide, recreation, food and art!.

There are different traditional customs in different parts of China, but the whole family having reunion dinner together in the New Year Eve is indispensable. In the South China, the reunion dinner usually has more than ten meals including bean curd and fish, because the pronunciation of these two meals means "wealthy" in Chinese language. In the North China, most of the reunion meals are dumplings, which are made and eaten by the whole family.

Usually stay up late and set off fireworks on New Year's Eve. By the first day of first lunar month, people are wearing festival dresses and begin to visit or welcome family, friends and loved ones. They greet each other "Happy New Year" and "Happy Spring Festival" and invite guests to drink tea and chat at their home.

There are a plethora of activities during the Spring Festival including opera and movie performances lion dances and temple fairs. There are also people who prefer to stay at home and watch television. Pasting New Year scrolls and watching festive lanterns are also the traditional movements for the Spring Festival celebration.

The ways of Spring Festival celebration are changing along with the standard of living. For instance, traveling has becoming a new fashion of Spring Festival celebration.



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