After the Preliminary Eve, people begin preparing for the coming New Year. This is called "Seeing the New Year in".
Store owners are busy then as everybody goes out to purchase necessities for the New Year. Materials not only include edible oil, rice, flour, chicken, duck, fish and meat, but also fruit, candies and kinds of nuts. What's more, various decorations, new clothes and shoes for the children as well as gifts for the elderly, friends and relatives, are all on the list of purchasing.
Before the New Year comes, the people completely clean the indoors and outdoors of their homes as well as their clothes, bedclothes and all their utensils.
Then people begin decorating their clean rooms featuring an atmosphere of rejoicing and festivity. All the door panels will be pasted with Spring Festival couplets, highlighting Chinese calligraphy with black characters on red paper. The content varies from house owners' wishes for a bright future to good luck for the New Year. Also, pictures of the god of doors and wealth will be posted on front doors to ward off evil spirits and welcome peace and abundance.
China has its own holiday traditions all over China, and my hometown, yunyu county in zhangzhou, fujian province, is very different from other places in the Spring Festival.
In the sky, during the Spring Festival, do not say unlucky words, if the child is ignorant, say an unlucky words, should use paper towel to wipe the mouth. Avoid quarrel threatened and broke the dishes at the same time, accidentally broke the dishes, will fragments collected into stone mortar, reciting "suisui peace", to borrow "broken" and "old" homophonic to fierce for, keep peace joy.
On the first day of the lunar New Year, the family set off firecrackers, known as "kaizheng", and they also have tea, candy and incense in front of the door, which is called "baizheng". Early on the first day everyone gets up early and wears new clothes to burn incense and worship the ancestors of heaven and earth. Young people pay a New Year to their elders, and elders then give them red envelopes.
At the time of the opening, the family will eat the brown sugar noodle soup. Sugar, meaning sweetness; The line, meaning longevity, is to pray for a long and happy family.
Don't eat porridge on the first day to avoid going out in the rain. Do not pour out the rubbish outside, avoid "fiscal and gas leak". In addition, there is no need to pay debts, not to scold children and other taboos.
How's that? The Spring Festival of the sky is exquisite and don't have fun! Besides, you can learn more about the customs of different places in the Internet and books, and enrich your knowledge!
The Spring Festival is the beginning of the New Year. It is a traditional festival in China. As soon as it arrives, it becomes a sea of joy.
On New Year's eve, every family is busy. My home is also busy, my mother is washing clothes, my father put up Spring Festival couplets, make New Year's eve dinner, I hang red tongtong red lantern. In the evening, everyone is happy to eat New Year's eve dinner, after watching the Spring Festival party, the children sleepy sleepy to go to sleep, the adults will give children the pillow to lower the lucky money. During the Spring Festival, the streets of the day can be lively, and some children are setting off firecrackers. .. The lit firecracker is like a fire pepper; Some children look at their red envelopes and become happy birds.
Do you want to set off firecrackers for the Spring Festival? Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a monster named nian on a mountain. It had a big head and a hairy face. The eyes were like two red lanterns, and the teeth were sharper than steel. On the last day of the year, it would ride under the cloud and go to the village at the foot of the mountain to eat people in the night. People were so scared that they were afraid to sleep that night. They were all at home, in the yard, chatting and playing CARDS. One night, a child had the misfortune to encounter the "year", and the child was trembling with fear, and his face was pale. "Year" opened the mouth of the mouth, in this critical moment, the child accidentally threw a bamboo tube into the furnace, "pa", the bamboo tube exploded. "Nian" heard the crackling sound, scared the daylights out and ran away. Then, people know, on New Year's eve set off firecrackers, in order to drive the year.
Why is there a custom of New Year's money? Once upon a time, there was a demon called "the" who lived on the mountain. When the New Year's eve that night, "precious" will stealthily to came to the sleeping child, with the hand to touch the child's head, the head of the child will be more and more hot, eventually turned into a fool, people always scared to New Year's eve. A couple had a baby, and they saw the child as an irreplaceable apple of the eye. On the eve of the New Year's eve, they were afraid to touch their children's heads, so that night they played with their children eight coppers. When the children slept, they placed eight copper plates under their children's pillows and guarded them like a soldier. In the middle of the night, call... .. There was a gust of wind outside the door, and the candle was blown out, and the couple were lost in the maze. Terrible "precious" softly to the child, as it should be cruel laid hands on him, reaching under his pillow with a golden light, is actually the eight immortals to protect children, the couple has seen "precious" and "golden light. "He" saw the golden light, terrified and fled, and the couple suddenly opened their mouths. The next day, the story was handed down, and everyone knew the best way to deal with it.
Spring Festival is such a gripping, Spring Festival is such a sentimental, I like the Spring Festival, because it is to greet the New Year and greet spring girl's holy big and solemn ceremony.