chinese new year is ing soon. i am very happy! i can put on my new clothes. we can get a lot of lucky money. we can eat a big dinner. we can do many interesting things. i expect chinese new year ing.
one legend goes that the beast nian had a very big mouth that would swallow a great many people with one bite. people were very scared.
the custom of putting up red paper and firing fire-crackers is to scare away nian.
however, people today have long forgotten why they are doing all this, except that they feel the color and the sound add to the excitement of the celebration.
the lunar calendar new year origin, has the basis, also is rich and picks the varied fable to be possible to trace to several millenniums before; most is famous is "the year beast" fable.
"the year beast" is a cruel terrible wild animal, ancient times the person believed "year beast" when lunar new years eve night can come out eats the person.
the fable "the year beast" extremely fears red, the flame and quarrels the mixed sound, the people on paste the red paper in the gate, and selects the torch all night, is setting off the artillery candle, avoids "the year beast".
to second day early morning, "has congratulated" the sound to the ear, in the air does not fill the air is defeating "the year beast" the victory and the rebirth joy.
the spring festival is very fun. two things i think is very fun.first was playing board games with my cousin.second was eat yummy dumplings with my family,it was great!i love this chinese new year!
the spring festival falls on the 1st day of the 1st lunar month,often one month later than the gregorian calendar.it originated in the shang dynasty (c.1600 bc-c.1100 bc) from the peoples sacrifice to gods and ancestors at the end of an old year and the beginning of a new one.