The Spring Festival is the most important festival for the Chinese people and is when all family members get together, just like Christmas in the West. All people living away from home go back, becoming the busiest time for transportation systems of about half a month from the Spring Festival. Airports, railway stations and long-distance bus stations are crowded with home returnees.
During Spring Festival, the most improtant days are Spring Festival Eve and the first three days.Many customs accompany the Spring Festival.
During Spring Festival time, you can see kinds of decorations.you can go to temple fairs and enjoy superb performances of the dances, stilt-walking and amazing acrobatic shows.so i like it .
Its origin is ancient, but many believe the word Nian, which means year , was the name of a beast that preyed on people on the eve of a new year.In one legend, the beast, Nian, had the power to swallow up all the people in a village in one big bite. Village people were very scared of Nian.One day, an old man came to the villagers' rescue, offering to subdue Nian. The old man asked Nian,I know you can swallow people, but can you swallow other beasts of prey instead of people who are by no means your worthy opponents? Nian accepted the old man's challenge and swallowed the beasts that had harassed the villagers and their farm animals for years.At the end of the legend, the old man disappeared riding off on Nian. In this legend, the old man turned out to be an immortal god.In the end, Nian is gone and the other beasts of prey are scared into hiding in the forests. The villagers can once again enjoy their peaceful life.The legend goes on to say before the old man left, he told the villagers to put red paper decorations on their windows and doors at each year's end in order to keep Nian away. It is believed Nian is afraid of the color red.The tradition of observing the conquest of Nian is carried on from generation to generation. The term Guo Nian , which means Survive the Nian became Celebrate the Year and the word guo in Chinese means both pass over and observe .The custom of putting up red paper and lighting firecrackers to scare away Nian continues today.
The spring Festival is coming soon! The festivel is considereded the most important one for Chinese people. It is on the first day of lunar year. It is also the day of reunion among family members. During these days, people would say "happy new year! or wish you make fortune! to each other. They would also visit their relatives and friends. Children would be given "red packets". Children would have more to eat and play than usual.Playing firecrackers is also a popular game for children.