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Chinese spring festival

Spring Festival is the Chinese Lunar New Year. It is commonly known as "Spring Festival", "Xinsui", "Sui Dan" and so on. It is also known orally as "Guo Nian" and "Danian". The Spring Festival has a long history, evolved from ancient times. All things on the day, man on the ancestor, pray for the age of worship, worship the day of the ancestor, reported this reverse also. The origin of the Spring Festival contains profound cultural connotations and carries rich historical and cultural deposits in the process of inheritance and development. During the Spring Festival, all over the country are held a variety of activities to celebrate the Spring Festival, with strong regional characteristics. The main contents of these activities include eliminating the old and promoting the new, exorcising evil spirits, worshiping gods and ancestors, and praying for good fortune and praying for New Year. These activities are colorful and embody the essence of traditional Chinese culture.

The Spring Festival is the most solemn traditional festival of the Chinese nation. Influenced by Chinese culture, some countries and regions in the world also have the custom of celebrating the New Year. According to incomplete statistics, nearly 20 countries and regions have designated the Chinese Spring Festival as a legal holiday for the whole or some cities under their jurisdiction. The Spring Festival, qingming Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival are known as the four traditional Chinese festivals. The Spring Festival folklore was approved by The State Council to be included in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list.

During the Spring Festival, a variety of New Year's Activities are held throughout the country. Due to different regional cultures, there are differences in the content or details of customs, with strong regional characteristics. The Celebration activities during the Spring Festival are very rich and varied, including lion dance, floating color dance, dragon dance, god tour, temple fair, flower street, lantern appreciation, gongs and drums, flag, fireworks burning, blessing, guspring, also walking on stilts, land boat running, yangko dance and so on. During the Spring Festival, paste red, stay up, eat reunion dinner, pay New Year's call and other places are common, but due to different local conditions and customs, details and each has its own characteristics. Spring Festival folk customs in various forms, rich in content, is a concentrated display of the essence of the Chinese nation's life and culture.


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