Spring Festival or Spring Festival is the most important festival in Chinese traditional festivals. It is sometimes called "lunar New Year" by people who speak English. Traditional festivals begin on the first day of the first month. The Chinese calendar and the 15th day are over. It is called the Lantern Festival. Chinese New Year's eve is known as the chu x. It literally means "to spend the night".
Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festival in the lunar calendar. The origin of Chinese New Year, due to several myths and traditions, has been around for centuries. The ancient Chinese New Year is a reflection on people's behavior and belief.
Areas in the Chinese population, China is regarded as an important festival of the Chinese New Year, and affect the New Year celebrations of its geographic neighbors, influences the culture of the Chinese contacts. Among them are south koreans (Seollal), Tibetan and bhutanese (Losar), mongolians (Tsagaan Sar), Vietnamese (Tt), and Japanese (Oshogatsu) before 1873. In addition to mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, the Chinese New Year is also a large number of countries celebrate the han population, such as Singapore, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. In countries such as Australia, Canada and the United States, although the Chinese New Year is not a legal holiday, but many Chinese hold large celebrations, Australia post, Canada post and the United States postal service to issue New Year theme stamps.
In China, regional customs and traditions about celebrating Chinese New Year are very different. People pour out their money to buy gifts, decorations, materials, food and clothes. Every family should clean the house thoroughly and sweep away any bad luck, hoping to bring good luck to good luck. The doors and Windows will be decorated with red paper-cuts and couplets, with themes of "happiness", "wealth" and "longevity". On New Year's eve, dinner is a feast for the whole family. The food will include pigs, ducks, chickens and delicacies. The family will end the night with firecrackers. The next morning, the children would say hello to their parents, wish them a happy New Year and receive a red envelope. The Chinese New Year tradition is a good way to forget all the resentment and sincerely wish everyone a safe and happy life.
Although the Chinese calendar is traditionally not used for several consecutive years, the years outside China usually begin with the reign of the yellow emperor. But at least three different years have been used by different scholars, making 2009 the year of China 4707,4706, or 4646.