The Chinese New Year celebrations are marked by visits to kin， relatives and friends， a practice known as "new—year visits" （Chinese： 拜年； pinyin： bài nián）。 New clothes are usually worn to signify a new year。 The colour red is liberally used in all decorations。 Red packets are given to juniors and children by the married and elders。 See Symbolism below for more explanation。
Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon（新月）on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon（满月）15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival（元宵节）, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.?
The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle（月运周期）is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese an extra month once every few years (seven years out of a 19-yearcycle). This is the same as adding an extra day on leap year （闰年）. This is why, according to the solar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year.
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are celebrated as a family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving. The celebration was traditionally highlighted with a religious ceremony given in honor of Heaven and Earth（万物）, the gods of the household and the family ancestors.?
The sacrifice to the ancestors, the most vital of all the rituals（仪式）, united the living members with those who had passed away. Departed relatives are remembered with great respect because they were responsible for laying the foundations for the fortune and glory of the family.?
The presence of the ancestors is acknowledged on New Year’s Eve with a dinner arranged for them at the family banquet table. The spirits of the ancestors, together with the living, celebrate the onset of the New Year as one great community. The communal feast called "surrounding the stove" or Weilu. It symbolizes family unity and honors the past and present generations.
Our house have three years did not go home, we can finally go back to our home for the holiday this year.We after 17 hours of journey, and finally reached the destination.A car to meet us is young aunt, sister and grandparents. Because we hurried on, when I get home already tired and hungry, so hurriedly washing and went to sleep.
The second day early in the morning, we went to the three outside the government, in his house, there are many interesting animals, a dog, a fish. Of course the most interesting is the cock and the hen. The cock and the hen can be fun! When you eat, as long as give them some meters, they will rush to rob. The cock eat satisfied after, will be like a crow called a few times, and the hen eat satisfied after will go back to the nest eggs. At this time, I take a board to shake at the moment in the hen, hen was scared, so save the fly, my face was a bump on the wings of the hen. Bump hurt was painful. So I thought to myself: do I have to eat your next year.
Time passed quickly, unconsciously we have all our relatives to the family's thanks to the New Year, will soon be gone. I'm unwilling ah, but mom says we can come back next year. Listen to the words of my heart a lot better.Finally, I wish you all in the New Year, everything goes well, happy!
Less in the snow and warm season, the Spring Festival imperceptible buried insipid life, had come. Looking at new calendar on the wall, counting the last Spring Festival near in the day of the century, how the years in a hurry, time is a calm and a busy year.
During the Spring Festival, male or female, old or less, which have not the chance, which have not sweet words, to relatives and friends, to the neighbourhood, and the passers-by with cordial wishes.
Gift-giving treat year after year heavy repeat endlessly. People like a gyroscope, be it flips the rotation, you don't know where is the centre of gravity. So overwhelmed festival, we have tried the excitement of childhood, watch the circulation of the party through the night, listen to belong to other people's laughter, feeling is his sleepy eyes, disappointment, to stomach. I'd rather like usual, simple fare, go to bed at ten o 'clock, temporary see book for a while, or make a circle with your friends. Always feel in the days of the universal huan, I don't have the slightest interest, even has a good appetite.
There are a lot of things that make people happy in the Spring Festival. What makes me happy is that my brother and I go downstairs and put firecrackers down.
I remember the evening of the new year thirty, after we finished the reunion dinner, my brother and I ran like a fly, and in the small garden, I thought about how to play more fun. Finally, we came up with a good idea, brother of earth dug with an iron bar, then I will be a lit "mine" thrown in, brother just quickly buried on the soil. Then, we hide behind a tree, and so we have unfinished paternity hide, only to hear "bang behind!" A loud, both my brother and I are mud, we are scared Yizheng first, then look like each other's music ha ha. This time, two times, three times... All the time we had finished the cannons in our hands, and we turned into "mud dolls" and stopped. Then, we put rockets, mouse gun....... What we like most is the mouse gun, and it "squeaks" when it flies out. It's like saying, "I want God!" I want God? Clumsy sand? Hemorrhoids?
When the bell of new year is going to ring, fireworks begin to smell everywhere in the dark sky. The colorful fireworks are blooming in the night like flowers. My brother and I are all excited to shout.
The Spring Festival is the day the children play, adults or visiting relatives and friends of the day. My mother took me to the East, the west, and had a lot of good times with my friends and friends.
The Spring Festival, how unforgettable!