The Spring Festival
2019-02-04 - 2019-02-10
The spring festival is the most important festival for Chinese. At Chinese New Year’s Eve, family members have reunion dinner together. This dinner would be the best dinner, not only because we have various dishes, but it’s the day we could meet all our family members. After family reunion dinner, we make Chinese dumplings together, and usually watch the Spring Festival Gala on CCTV. Each family would light firecrackers and paste up Spring Festival couplets. One more thing is important, that is people should stay up late or all night on New Year’s Eve to welcome the new year.
On New Year’s Day of the Chinese lunar calendar, relatives and friends would send New Year’s greetings to each other to wish everything smooth in the New Year. Adult usually give lucky money to children during Spring Festival. The second day of the New Year is usually called the day of visiting parental home, which means that married daughters should return to their parents ‘ home. Family members reunite to eat dumplings on the fifth day of the first lunar month. On that day, people welcome the Kitchen God come back to mortal world. People clean house and light firecracker so that keep away all bad luck.