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How did you celebrate the New year (Spring Festival)?
Feb 6, 2011 12:31 AM
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with a bang
February 6, 2011
We don't celebrate it now in Australia. Our New Year's Day was on January 1st.
February 6, 2011
Before the New Year comes, we completely clean the indoors and outdoors of our homes as well as their clothes, bedclothes and all their utensils. Then we begin decorating our clean rooms featuring an atmosphere of rejoicing and festivity. All the door panels will be pasted with Spring Festival couplets, highlighting Chinese calligraphy with black characters on red paper. The content varies from house owners' wishes for a bright future to good luck for the New Year. Also, pictures of the god of doors and wealth will be posted on front doors to ward off evil spirits and welcome peace and abundance. We attach great importance to Spring Festival Eve. At that time, all family members eat dinner together. The meal is more luxurious than usual. Dishes such as chicken, fish and bean curd cannot be excluded.In China, Our pronunciations, respectively "ji", "yu" and "doufu," mean auspiciousness, abundance and richness. After the dinner, the whole family will sit together, chatting and watching TV. In recent years, the Spring Festival party broadcast on China Central Television Station (CCTV) is essential entertainment for the Chinese both at home and abroad. According to custom, each family will stay up to see the New Year in.
February 6, 2011
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