Customs Of China Spring Festival

- Jan 19, 2018 -

Spring Festival is am very important festival in China,all people will go home and enjoy reunion with family.

Garbo glassware will be closed from Feb.12th toFeb.22th,2018 for the holiday.

Now I will introduce some customs for Spring Festival.

1.Sweeping the dust 

sweeping the dust” before the spring festival means a thorough cleaning of houses to sweep away bad luck in the past year. this custom shows a good wish of putting away old things to welcome a new life. in a word, just before the spring festival comes, every household will give a thorough cleaning to bid farewell to the old year and usher in the new.

2. Pasting spring couplets 

the spring couplet”, also called “couplet” and “a pair of antithetical phrases”, is a special form of literature in china. the spring couplet is composed of two antithetical sentences on both sides of the door and a horizontal scroll bearing an inscription, usually an auspicious phrase, above the gate. the sentence pasting on the right side of the door is called the first line of the couplet and the one on the left the second line. on the eve of the spring festival, every household will paste on doors a spring couplet written on red paper to give a happy and prosperous atmosphere of the festival. in the past, the chinese usually wrote their own spring couplet with a brush or asked others to do for them, while nowadays, it is common for people to buy the printed spring couplet in the market

3. Staying up late on new year's eve 

The tradition of staying up late to see new year in originated from an interesting folk tale. in ancient china there lived a monster named year, who was very ferocious. year always went out from its burrow on new year’s eve to devour people. therefore, on every new year’s eve, every household would have supper together. after dinner, no one dared go to sleep and all the family members would sit together, chatting and emboldening each other. gradually the habit of staying up late on new year’s eve is formed. thus in china, “celebrating the spring festival” is also called “passing over the year (guo nian)”. however, now there are less and less people in cities who will stay up late to see new year in.

4. Setting off firecrackers

The firecracker is a unique product in china. in ancient china, the sound of burning bamboo tubes was used to scare away wild animals and evil spirits. with the invention of the gunpowder, “firecracker” is also called “鞭炮biānpào” (“炮” in chinese means gun) and used to foster a joyful atmosphere. the first thing every chinese household does is to set off firecrackers and fireworks, which are meant to bid farewell to the old year and usher in the new. in the past few years, such an activity was completely or partially forbidden in big cities including beijing due to fire and personal casualty caused by burning firecrackers. however, some chinese thought that a spring festival without firecrackers was not lively enough and they burned firecrackers by stealth. so in recent years, the ban was canceled again. this shows that burning firecrackers is a very important activity during the spring festival.

5.Pay a new year's visit and gift money

On the first day of the chinese lunar year, everybody puts on their best clothes and pays ceremonial calls on their relatives and friends, wishing them all the luck in the coming year. juniors will greet seniors, wishing them health and longevity, while seniors will give juniors some gift money as a wish for their safety in the coming year. when friends meet, they will wish each other happiness and prosperity with a big smile. with the development of the new technology, there is a change on the way of giving new years greetings. in recent year, it is common to send new years greetings by such modern means of communication as telephones, emails and text messages.

6. Attend temple fair

Temple fair, usually held outside temples, is a kind of folk custom in china. during the spring festival, temple fair is one of the most important activities, in which there are such performances as acrobatics and wushu, numerous kinds of local snacks and many kinds of things for everyday   life . in recent years, the temple fair has become a place for people to appreciate the traditional art and experience the traditional   life .

Spring Festival really means a lot to all Chinese, it let us reunion with family and friends and become more closed with each other.

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