As the Christmas in western countries, Spring Festival is the most important Festival in a year for Chinese. It means the New Year in the lunar calendar, but in common people, we
rdthusually spend Spring Festival from December 23 to the 15 day
in the New Year. And of course, the wave is on New Year’s Eve
and the beginning of New Year.
To be a famous and influential festival in the world, Spring
Festival has a long history for over 4000 years, and the date
stdecided on January 1 in the Han dynasty. There are many legends of Spring Festival; one of them is about a monster.
A long time ago, there was a scary monster called “nian”
who likes to eat people. It always appeared at the end of the year. To dodge “Nian”, people locked the doors and ate dinner together and worship to get the wishes. Many years later, “Nian” disappeared, but the habits still existed.
Chinese people have rich traditional events in Spring Festival. I’ve talked about two, family reunion dinner and the worship. We don’t worship now, but the dinner is the most important thing on New Year’s Eve. In the dinner, fish,
chafing dish, dumplings are all necessaries. In the old days, it is the most sumptuous meal in a year, and it means the
luckiness and happiness in the New Year.
Another famous event is couplets and New Year Pictures. The color of them is red, and they were all from Door-god. Originally, people use them to frighten the monsters but now, we always put them on the wall as an adornment. It’s a symbol
After that, blowing firecrackers is also an interesting event. On the morning of Spring Festival, people like to blow firecrackers to welcome the New Year and make loud noise. This is called “Open-Door Firecrackers”. After setting of
firecrackers, red pieces of paper are all around the ground and they look very beautiful.
Of course, they are just a part of the events; we also have others such as the money, wish a happy New Year and to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Spring Festival is meaningful and important for us, and it always brings us a lot of joy. We all like this special festival.
the one that I admire most
If someone ask me who is the one that I admire most,I will say without any hesitation,the one is Bill Gates.My reasons are as follows.
Up to now,he is the one that owns the most world
records.Firstly,he is the first one that earn about ten million dollars in the short twenty years,all by himself.Secondly,he is the world's richest man at the smallest age.Thirdly,he is the first one that achieve the top with his great concept,intelligence and thinking.In addition,he is the father of the software,on which he depend to gain the most wealth.
Therefore,I will regard him as my spiritual
leader,reminding me making every efforts to well done my studies even jobs no matter where and when I am.