Spring Festival is an ancient festival in China is the most important festival throughout the year. How to celebrate this holiday, for thousands of years of historical development, the formation of the customs of some of the more fixed, there are many also legend ever since.
Sweep the dust: "round the twelfth lunar month, dusting brush house," according to "Lu" records, there is the Spring Festival in China in the era of Yao and Shun sweep dust customs. By the private sector saying: because of "dust" and "Chen" harmonics, sweep the dust New Year with "In addition to Chen cloth new" meaning, new channels of its intention of holding people's wishes and New Year's prayer. Every Spring Festival, each household must clean environment, clean all utensils, washable bedding, curtains, sweep the six-yard Lu, Shan whisk dirt cobweb, channel dredging underground drain, the atmosphere of joy out of health, the joy of Spring clean atmosphere.
Couplets: Spring Festival couplets also Mengen right, spring stickers, couplets, Tao Fu and so on, it neat, dual, simple, sophisticated text describe the background, to express good wishes, is a unique literary form in China. Every New Year, whether urban or rural, each household must choose a pair of red spring couplets on the door, happy and joyful atmosphere for the festival. From this practice in the Song Dynasty, became popular in the Ming Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty, the ideological and artistic scrolls have greatly improved, dye couplets written in chapter monograph Moment "from the language associated threshold" on the origin and various works of couplets features have been discussed.
Quote window grilles and subsidizing "the blessing" word: the people, people like to put up all kinds of paper cutting in the windows - window grilles. Window guards not only heighten the festive holiday atmosphere, but also set decoration, appreciation and practicality in one. Paper-cut in China is a very popular folk art, loved by the people for thousands of years. Mostly because it's attached to the window, so it was called "window." In the couplets of the same time, some people in the door of the room to the walls and lintels are labeled large and small, "fu". Post Chinese New Year "Fu" is a long history of folk customs. "Fu" means blessing, Fu Yun, and placed people yearning for a happy life, the wish for a better future.
New Year: Chinese New Year paintings hanging paste is also very common in the city, pictures carefully written to thousands of families adding to the festive atmosphere of joy in many thriving. Our New Year is an ancient folk art reflects the simple customs and beliefs of the people, entrusted with their hopes for the coming year. New Year. And also, like scrolls, originated in the "keeper." The earliest collection of paintings of the Southern Song Dynasty, "Sui Transamerica country hosting the Games was dumping" of woodcut New Year pictures.
Shou Sui: New Year's Eve stay up is the most important one of the activities of customs, stay up the custom long time. The earliest record found in the Western Jin Zhou's "endemic blog": New Year's Eve, each phase and presented, referred to as "fed-year-old"; food and wine from the nearby, called "Do-year-old"; young and old gather to drink, toast is complete, as "divide-year-old"; we do not sleep all night, to be dawn, said, called "Shou Sui."
Firecrackers: The Chinese people have "opened the door firecrackers," one said. That in the new year approaching, every family to open the door the first thing that set off firecrackers. The beep beep sound of firecrackers Baba addition to the old spring. Firecrackers is specialty, also known as "explosive battle," "fireworks", "firecrackers." Its origins very early, has been more than two thousand years of history. Firecrackers can create an atmosphere of celebration is a festive entertainment, can bring joy and luck. As time goes by, more and more firecrackers wide variety of color has become more diverse, every major holiday and the celebration of discharge to celebrate.
New Year: New Year's Day, people are up early, put on the most beautiful clothes, go out to attempt to visit each other Happy New Year, wish good luck for the coming year. New Year variety of ways, some number of people going door to door with the chiefs to lead the New Year; some colleagues went to a few people from the nearby New Year; also some people together to congratulate each other, known as the "gathering." New Year, the younger to the elder first New Year, I wish well-being of older people live longer, older lucky money can be prepared in advance and give the younger generation, it is said, lucky money to suppress the evil worship, because the "old" and "worship" homonym, junior given some money can safely spend one year old.
Sisu New Year: Chinese New Year draws near, some from the eighth day of the twelfth lunar month after the busy housewife will raise the Chinese New Year foods. Because the longer time required for pickled sausages, it must be prepared as soon as possible. Steamed rice cakes, rice cakes because of pronunciation "high-", plus has a great variety of flavors, almost every family has become an essential occasion food.
Called the night before the real Happy New Year night, wandering away from home must travel long distances to get home, the whole family sitting together to make dumplings the New Year. Approach is to dumplings and noodles made of dumpling skin, and then bag on the trap. And the surface "and" the word is "together" means, dumplings "dumplings" and "diplomacy" euphony, "integration" and "diplomacy" have meaning together, a symbol of reunion of a long trail dumplings. Chinese New Year eating dumplings, but also often "Good Fortune" auspicious meaning.