the chinese spring festival and the western
1、New Year`s Day
evely nation has its own folk festivals. Those festivals give people a
chance to be away from their regular work and everyday worries to enjoy
themselves and to develop kindship and fi’iendship. The spring festival
is the chief holiday in china while christmas is the most important
redletter day in the western world。
The Spring Festival
on New Year`s Day all chinese children wear new clothes with bright
the spring festival and christmas have much in common. Both are prepared
hefiorehand to create a joyous atmosphere; both offer a family reunion
with a square feast: and both satisfy the children with new clothes,
lovely presents and delicious food. However, the chinese spring festival
has no religious background while christmas has something to do with god
and there is santa claus with white heard to bring children presents.
The westerners send each other christmas cards for greetings while the
chinese people pay a call on each other。
The Spring Festival， Chinese New Year，is the most important
festival for all of us. All family members get together on New Year’Eve
to have a big meal.At the same time， everyone celebrates to each
other.At about 12 o’clock，some parents and children light crackers.The
whole sky is lighted brightly. We may watch the fireworks excitedly.How
busy it is!
how do you celebrate the New Year`s Day.
nowadays, some of the chinese youth has begun to celebrate christmas,
following the example of the westerners. Perhaps they do so just for fun
and out of curiosity。
On the first early moring of one year， many senior citizen get up
early and they stick the reversed Fu or hang some couplets on the front
door. Some house’s windows are sticked on red paper cutlings.
The Chinese New Year lasts fifteen days. So during the fifteen
days， we always visit our relatives from door to door. At that time，
children are the happiest because they can get many red packets form
their parents，grandparents， uncles， aunts and so on. The last day of
the Chinese New Year is another festival. It names the Lantern Festival.
The Spring Festival is the lunar new year.
So the Chinese New Year comes to the end.
Spring Festival is the most important holiday for chinese people.
Spring Festival Evening also becomes one of the most important TV
program for CCTV.
chinese new year
the origin of chinese new year
Tomb-sweeping Day falls on April 4-6 each year.
chinese new year, pronounced in chinese as “xin nian”, always falls
on the date of marking the beginning of the spring and thus it is also
called the “spring festival”. “xin” means “new” and “nian” means “year”.
there are many stories told about the origin of “nian”, which actually
is a name of animals.
the old story says that the beast “nian” with a very big mouth was
so fierce and could swallow many people in one single bite. people were
very scared. an old man offered to subdue “nian” and said to “nian”: “i
hear that you are very capable, but can you swallow the other beasts
instead of people who are by no means of your worthy opponents?” so
“nian” swallowed many of the other beasts that hurt people and their
domestic animals. the old man turned out to be an immortal god and
riding the beast “nian” flied to the heaven. now that “nian” is gone and
other beasts were also scared into forests, people began 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.
5、Dragon Boat Festival (the 5th day of the 5th lunar month)
from there on, the term “guo nian” has the meaning of “pass-over” or
“survive” the “nian”. by tradition, chinese businesses had to pay off
all debts by the year-end and thus if they could get it over, it is
worth for the celebration of the new year.
Why do people do that around the time of Dragon Boat Festival.
today people still put up red paper and firing firecrackers as way
of celebration. “guo nian” becomes a tradition of celebration for
thousand of years.
that`s why people later followed the customs such as dragon boat
racing,eating zongzi and drinking realgar wine on that day.
6、Mid-Autumn Day (the 15th day of the 8th lunar month)
will christmas replace the spring festival?
I even found moon cake in the local supermaket for the Mid-Autumn Day.
christmas arouses increasing attention year by year in china.
christmas cards become popular with students. people hold christmas
parties and exchange christmas girts. a lot or tv and radio programs
about christmas are on. meanwhile the spring festival is less appealing
(有吸引力的)to youngsters. thus some people wonder whether christmas
will replace the spring festival.
澳门微尼斯人手机版，During the Mid-Autumn Day,sons and daughters come back to their
parent`s home ,sometimes people who settled overseas will return to
visit their parpents.
this worry is fairly unnecessary. why ? one reason lies that
christmas only affects christians，college students and joint-venture
(合资企业)workers. another reason is that christmas is mostly celebrated
in cities. few people in countryside show extreme interest in this
exotic(带有异国情调的) festival. by contrast，the spring festival is the
most influential traditional festival in every family.
7、Chinese Valentine`s Day
威澳门尼斯人www997723，It will be a special and romantic moment for both of us ,when we grow
old,we`ll still remember the Chinese Valentine`s Day.
The National Day is drawing near.
My friends and i went to the Fragrant Mount on National Day.