How time flies！ Four moths have passed since we saw each other last time。 I cannot help but miss you。 You asked me about Chinese Spring Festival。 Now I would like to tell you something about it。
The Spring Festival is a Chinese traditional festival。 It is the most important and enjoyable one。 A few days before the festival， houses are cleaned and red couplets are put up on the doors of every household。 They are said to frighten away the ghosts。 On that day， people are dressed up。 Firecrackers ring out in the air， which adds to the atmosphere of the festival。 People after a year’s hard work begin to relax and visit one another。 Presents and dinners are given to celebrate the happy reunionof friends and relatives。 Families get together。 They have jiaozi and enjoy the New Year TV show。 Customs may vary from place to place， but the same happy atmosphere is to be found everywhere in the country。
Now， I hope you have some idea of Chinese Spring Festival。
Probably more food is consumed during the New Year celebrations than any other time of the year.
Vast amounts of traditional food is prepared for family and friends, as well as those close to us who have died.
On New Year's Day, the Chinese family will eat a vegetarian dish called jai.
Although the various ingredients in jai are root vegetables or fibrous vegetables, many people attribute various superstitious aspects to them.
Other foods include a whole fish, to represent togetherness and abundance, and a chicken for prosperity.
The chicken must be presented with a head, tail and feet to symbolize completeness. Noodles should be uncut, as they represent long life.
In south China, the favorite and most typical dishes were nian gao, sweet steamed glutinous rice(糯米)pudding and zong zi (glutinous rice wrapped up in reed(芦苇)leaves), another popular delicacy.
In the north, steamed-wheat bread (man tou) and small meat dumplings were the preferred food.
The tremendous amount of food prepared at this time was meant to symbolize abundance and wealth for the household
Do you want to know how we Chinese people live in the new year? Let me love this child to tell you!
We have to clean the house in the first few days of the new year. Go out and buy new clothes and pants, put himself up. Do you know why you want to pour "blessing" on the Spring Festival couplets and "Fu" on the door? Let me tell you: some people see your family's door on the door and say to you, "your family's blessing is fallen!" We say, "thank you!" My family's blessing is "here!"
When we celebrate new year, we have the new year's Eve dinner. There are fish, taro, rice cake, fish and Taro in the new year's Eve, and the annual cake is because of the high annual cake of the New Year cake. But the northerners are not the same as we eat, they eat dumplings. After dinner, father, mother, Grandpa, grandma and so on, they will give me the money. I began to put the fireworks, and I watched a fireworks rise up in the sky, but it was beautiful. After watching the fireworks, the family gathered together to watch TV. On the second morning, people say, "Congratulations!" Congratulations! "
You see! It's interesting for us Chinese to have the new year.
The Lunar New Year is a great occasion to the Chinese people. It lasts about the first four days of the year， during which people do not work except for the workers on duty. Students do not go to school， and shops are closed.
Several days before the new year， people begin to prepare. Farmers kill pigs， sheep， cocks and hens. City dwellers buy meat fish and vegetables. Houses are cleaned; posted on the doors. Colourful lanterns are hung at the gate.
On the eve of the new year， each family has its members gatherd together and eats a family reunion dinner. After the meal they watch TV until the clock strickes twelve. Then every family sets off long strings of small firecrackers and other fire works to welcome the new year. On the first day of the new year， almost everyone is dressed in his or her best. When people meet on the way， they say to each other "Happy New Year". Friends and relatives pay new year calls and gives presents to each other. Children indulge themselves in games.
new year party
on new year's eve，our class had a party. the atmosphere was good. it was out of the ordinary from the very begining. the boy student from one bedroom gave an unusual performance. we saw a boy named li xinmin turn off all the lights in a sudden snap. then with three resounding(响亮的) crow of a cock echoing in the hall，the hall was again brightly lit in a snap.
then，the representative of the bedroom zhu guozhang asked us to guess a line of a poem related to the above situation. he added that li xinmin alone was born in the year of the dog and the other three were all born in the year of the chicken. they left us all in confusion. and it was our monitor who was quickwitted(机智的.). he shouted our， "the day breaks as the cock crows three times at dawn." the hall after that，they had another item. this time li xinmin was placed in the middle of the circle. while he was standing there，the other three stood around him，each bowing down to him at an angle of 120 degrees. it was an idiom. this time i got it right："the dog stands out among a group of chickens."
Last year’s Spring Festival is special. My uncle and my aunt came back from Shanghai. My family were very happy to keep the Spring Festival with them. And it was the most exciting festival of all the festivals.
On New Year’s Eve, my father and my uncle talked about their work together. My mum did some cooking with my aunt Grandparents and I watched the New Year TV programmes. At about six o’clock, we had a special family dinner. We all thought the dumplings were delicious.