New Year's Eve -- (1)

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is a traditional Chinese cultural festival. It is the last day of the Chinese lunar calendar every year. It is usually on the 30th or 29th of the 30th or 29th of the 12th lunar month. This is because of the differences in the Chinese lunar calendar. On this day, it is a very important day for every Chinese.

Lunar New Year dinner

Lunar New Year dinner

On New Year's Eve, the whole family will be ready to welcome the New Year. Every member of the family will be busy to help make the New Year's dinner. Family is very important for every Chinese. The annual Lunar New Year dinner is the realization of family love and harmony. Many young people in families work far away from their hometown to make a living. However, they always rush home on New Year's Eve and accompany their relatives to have reunion dinner. It can be seen that the status of reunion dinner in the hearts of Chinese people is extraordinary.

Spring Festival couplet

Spring Festival couplet

Spring couplets are also indispensable ceremonies. They are also called couplets and double. They are written on long red paper with ink or golden paint and affixed to both sides of the gate to pray for happiness in the coming year. Because of the differences of regional customs and cultures, people in some places will post couplets after New Year's Eve Lunar New Year's dinner, some will post couplets on the morning of New Year's Eve, and some will post couplets on the first day of New Year. No matter when, the time will not be too different, because they all expect their families to be safe and happy in the coming year.

Eat dumplings

dumplings

In northern China, there is also the custom of eating dumplings on New Year's Eve. The shape of dumplings is like Yuan Bao. Eating hot dumplings on New Year's Eve symbolizes good fortune and great wealth. Some people put a coin in the dumpling. If anyone can eat the dumpling with coins, this person will have good luck in the new year and have a good year.

New Year pictures

New Year pictures

New Year pictures are the crystallization of Chinese folk culture. They are created by the Chinese people in order to increase the festival atmosphere. The simple red paper becomes a meaningful New Year pictures in the hands of the skillful people. They are pasted on the walls and windows to add joy to the coming of the New Year.

Hang lanterns

Hang lanterns

The custom of hanging lanterns is related to the origin of New Year's Eve. According to legend, red lanterns can not only drive away New Year's beasts, but also add to the festive atmosphere, especially on New Year's Eve night, lanterns are always on.