Chinese new year is a chinese traditional festival. we also call it the spring festival. it is on lunar january 1st.
On new year’s eve, all the people sit around the desk and have a big family dinner. there are some vegetables, some fish, some meat, some fruits and some drink like juice, coke, pepsi and some nice wine. overall, this is a good and delicious dinner. after dinner, we always watch tv new year progammes. we have a wonderful evening on new year’s eve.
On the first day of the spring festival, most of people get up early and say “happy new year” to each other. for breakfast, people often eat dumplings and baozi. after breakfast, people often make many delicious foods, and children often play cards, computer games and fireworks. on the second and third day, we visit friends and relatives.
Everyone is busy on chinese new year, and everyone is happy, too.
Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, 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 is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese an extra month once every few years. This is the same as adding an extra day on leap year. 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, the gods of the household and the family ancestors.
The sacrifice to the ancestors, the most vital of all the rituals, 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". It symbolizes family unity and honors the past and present generations
New Year's Day is the first day of the lunar calendar. it is the day when the earth has circled the sun for one round and is beginning another circling. it represents a new beginning when people send off the old days and welcome the new ones. as the first day of the year, yuandan has been considered to be the most important festival since the ancient times.
On the New Year's day, the school took three days off. I want to think about how to arrange the three days. On the first day of the holiday, I went to my grandma's home with my parents. My grandma was far away from my home. I went to my grandmother's home. My mother was at home with my grandmother and I went to the river in front of my grandma's house. The first day of the holiday was over, but I was very happy and happy.
On duty went to the second day of the holidays, mom, dad at home with my homework, dad said: after I had finished my homework, such as to take me to play behind the mountain, I hasten to write my homework quickly, good let dad took me out to play for a while, I used a very short time to finish your homework and check again. After finishing my homework, my father took me to the mountain on the back of the house for an afternoon. The day after the holiday was over.
Tomorrow is the last day of the holiday. I will study hard at home, because I am going to have a final exam. I can't let my teachers and my parents down. I want to make a good grade.