Spring Festival Customs
The Spring Festival is actually the Chinese new year, an ancient festival in China, and it is also the most important festival throughout the year. In the thousands of years of historical development, some relatively fixed customs and habits have been formed, many of which have been handed down to this day.
Clean the house
It means sweeping away bad luck. When the Spring Festival comes, everyone cleans their house to welcome the new year.
Express good wishes with neat, dual, concise and subtle text. Every Spring Festival, people must select a large red spring couplet to post on the door to add a festive atmosphere to the festival. This custom started in the Song Dynasty and became popular in the Ming Dynasty.
Post window grilles and reverse the word “福Fu”
People also like to paste various paper cuts on the windows, to add a festive atmosphere to the festival. And “福 Fu” means good fortune.
“SHOU SUI”: Stay up late or all night on New Year’s Eve
New Year ’s Eve Shou Sui is one of the most important New Year ’s Eve activities. On New Year ’s Eve, the whole family reunite and eat New Year ’s Eve dinner, waiting for the moment to resign from the old and welcome the new year. Some believe that children who Shou Sui will increase the longevity of the parents.
There is a saying in Chinese folks that “open firecrackers”. That is, when the new year arrives, the first thing is to set off firecrackers, and use the sound of firecrackers to remove the old and welcome the new ones.
Bai Nian: New year’s visit.
On the first day of the new year, everyone put on new clothes, dressed up neatly and went to visit relatives and friends and send blessings. When visiting, the elders will give children Yasuiqian (red packet). It is said that Yasuiqian can drive away demons.
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