The Spring Festival
The Chinese Spring Festival, also called Lunar New Year, comes on the first day of Chinese lunar calendar and ends with the Lantern Festival.
Being one of the traditional Chinese festivals, it is the grandest and the most important festival for Chinese people. It is said that the "Nian"(year) was a strong monster. People use red color and fireworks or firecrackers to drive away "Nian". As a result, the custom of using red color and setting off fireworks remains.
New clothes must be bought, especially for children. Couplets are pasted at both sides of the gates. The Chinese character "Fu" is pasted on the centern of the door and paper-cut pictures adorn windows. Dumplings and the reunion dinner are indispensable at this time. Cold and hot dises are all served. Fish is always an important dish then, which expresses people's hope of having a wealthy year.
Hope you make your new chance with good health in 2023, wish you a successful new year 2023.