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My Happy New Year

Popularity 1Viewed 2352 times 2016-2-15 23:29 |Personal category:Life|System category:Life

New year,new beginning.These days,I have spent a fantastic festival.

The Spring Festival is the most important festival in China.The term "pass year" is used for the Spring Festival(Chinese New Year).The word "Year" in Chinese characters used to mean a horrible beast.To conbat the beast,the Chinese hang “goog luck” wishes on red paper on the door and use fireworks in the belief that the beast fears red and fire.This tradition in many ways resemble the Western belief of using garlic and crosses to fight vampires.

On the New Year's Eve,our families clean the house,this is a very old custom dating back to thousands of years ago.The dust is traditionally associated with "old" so cleaning our houses and sweeping the dust mean to bid farewell to the "old" and usher in the "new".We also decorate the doors and windows with red papercuts for red means good luck.

Then we are going to prepare for our New Year's Feast.Spring Festival is a time for family reunion,and the New Year's Feast is "a must" banquet with all the family members getting together.After it,we make dumplings together and have it around midnight.Dumplings symbolize wealth because they shape like Chinese ingots.

On the first day of the New Year,our families wear new clothes and greet relatives and friends with bows and congratulation,wishing each other good luck and happiness during the next year.We can get some money from our parents and relatives as New Year gift.The money is put in red envelopes to bring us good luck.

I think the Spring Festival is very intesesting and happy,and it is the most impressive festival of the whole year.I hope we all have luck,happiness and success in the New Year.

(Opinions of the writer in this blog don't represent those of China Daily.)


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Reply Report Igo 2016-3-1 12:17
"I hope we all have luck,happiness and success in the New Year."--- Right after this sentence, a      is added. Fairly creative.

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