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The Spring Festival

By Raymond Murphy,2014-06-27 22:17
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    The Spring Festival

    The Spring Festival is also called Chinese New Year. It is my favorite Chinese festival. This festival is always in February, so I have enough time to celebrate this festival. I will visit my relatives and play with my cousins. On this day, people always bless each other. If I say “Congratulation” or “Be healthy” to the elders, they will give me red packets. At noon, my parents and grandparents usually make spring rolls to eat. In the evening, all my relatives have a special dinner together. Always at 8 o’ clock, almost every family watch the festival get-together. At that time, people usually set off firecrackers. It is interesting. At twelve o’clock, Chinese people like to hear the New Year Jow. I am always happy at the Spring Festival, and a lot of people think what a fine day it is!

    【春节的特殊词】

    春节 The Spring Festival 农历 lunar calendar

    正月 lunar January; the first month by lunar calendar 除夕 New Year's Eve; eve of lunar New Year 初一 the beginning of New Year元宵节 The Lantern Festival

     【春节的部分风俗习惯】

    过年 have the Spring Festival

    对联 poetic couplet: two successive rhyming lines in poetry

    春联 Spring Festival couplets 剪纸 paper-cuts

    买年货 special purchases for the Spring Festival ; do Spring Festival shopping

    年画 New Year paintings 敬酒 propose a toast

    灯笼 lantern: a portable light 烟花 fireworks

    爆竹 firecrackers 红包 red packets

    舞狮 lion dance 舞龙 dragon dance

    戏曲 traditional opera 灯谜 riddles written on lanterns 灯会 exhibit of lanterns 守岁 staying-up

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