It is the day that the families get together.
The spring festival is usually in the February ,sometimes in January.In the spring festival,every family all paste the lucky inscriptions,they fire the cracker,they eat the dumplings.
The day before the new year‘s first day is the new year‘s eve,same as the christmas eve,all the families get together to have the new yaar‘s dinner,wishes each other,talk about the wishes about the new year.Small children will receive the money given to children as a lunar new year gift
【On the New Year's eve】
On the New Year's eve of 2007, I watched a movie with my friend. The movie was about conflicts and assassinations within a palace. Though the director had added lots of action scenes in the movie, it was still quite boring. After that, we went shopping in Wangfujing Street. The street was crowded and full of noise, with people rushing everywhere and bumping into one another. I never thought that going shopping on the New Year's eve could be that tiring. In the evening, I had a hearty feast with my parents. That was the only thing that helped to cheer me up on the New Year's eve.
【On New Year's Eve】
On New Year's Eve, all the people sit around the desk and have a big family dinner. There are some vegetables, some fish, some meat, some fruits and some drink like juice, Coke, Pepsi and some nice wine. Overall, this is a good and delicious dinner. After dinner, we always watch TV New Year progammes. We have a wonderful evening on New Year's Eve.
The celebration actually starts on New Year's Eve with thefamily reunion dinner.
By New Year's Eve, you should havedone the following:Clean the entire home to get rid of all the things that areassociated with the old year.Put away all brooms and brushes.Pay all your debts.Resolve differences with family members, friends, neighbors and business associates.
Buy the following:Red money envelopes,Oranges and/or tangerines,Fill a "Cheun hup(a circular red tray separated in eight compartments) with melon seedslotuschocolate coinsnuts etc.
Flowers (especially plum blossoms, peach blossoms, water lilies),A new set of clothes and shoes for children, preferably something red or orange.Get new dollar bills from the bank. Insert the new dollar bills into the red envelopes.
Now the red envelope is called a lai see or lucky money envelope.
【wonderful new year】
Our family enjoyed a wonderful New Year's evening family dinner because it is seldom to get so many relatives to get together.
My uncle,aunt and cousin, my best friend, came and had dinner with us. It took almost whole afternoon to prepare the dishes. Of course, that is a chance to show my mom and my aunt's cooking skill. We also try to do something to help them, but, what we got was "going to play". It is happy for me to hear that rather than "go to do your homework".
The evening dinner is so good, everyone enjoyed and aet overload to their stomach. So wonderful dinner, so wonderful new year.