We come from all over the world, naturally have different customs. At the beginning of the new year, we can't help understanding customs of the new year. Let's talk about customs of the Chinese New Year! Open your eyes and look down carefully!
01New Year's Eve dinner年夜饭
When it comes to the Spring Festival, it must be the new year's Eve dinner that comes to mind first. Family is the cornerstone of Chinese society. The annual dinner fully shows the mutual respect and love of Chinese family members, which makes the relationship between families closer. New year's Eve dinner is the most lively and happy time for every family during the Spring Festival. On New Year's Eve, a table full of rich new year's dishes, family reunion, sitting around the table, eating reunion dinner, the heart of the sense of fullness is really indescribable. People not only enjoy the table full of delicious food, but also enjoy the happy atmosphere.
During the Spring Festival, people in many areas like to paste various paper cuts on their windows. The window pattern not only sets off the festive atmosphere, but also brings people the enjoyment of beauty, integrating decoration, appreciation and practicality. With its unique generalization and exaggeration, the window decoration displays the auspicious things and good wishes incisively and vividly, and decorates the festival with prosperity and happiness.
03Perform acrobatics at religious festivals走会
Perform acrobatics at religious festivals is a traditional Chinese folk song and dance performance, mainly around the Spring Festival and the Lantern Festival. It is also called Xianghui in Beijing and changed to Huahui after 1949. Every new year's festival, festival and temple fair, it becomes the most organized and enthusiastic Street Song and dance performance. The main performance forms of the walk show include: open road, Yangko, five tiger stick, dry boat, Zhongfan, car show, stilts, bar box, lion, Shifan, Taiping drum, etc.
Every Spring Festival, every household must clean the furniture, remove the bedding, carry out a cleaning, clean welcome to the new year. It originated from a religious ceremony of ancient people to drive away diseases and epidemics. From the 24th of December to the end of the year, it is the time of "sweeping the new year". The custom of "sweeping the new year" reflects the working people's clean and hygienic tradition.
05Gaste New Year's red (Spring Festival couplets)贴年红（春联）
On the 28th, 29th or 30th of the year, every household pastes "Nian Hong", which is also called Spring Festival couplets. According to Yu Zhu Bao Dian, Yan Jing Sui Shi Ji and other works, the original form of Spring Festival couplets is what people call "Taofu".
Spring couplets are also called door couplets, spring couplets, couplets, couplets, Taofu and so on. They describe the background of the times and express good wishes in neat, dual, concise and exquisite words. They are a unique literary form in China.
Every Spring Festival, whether in urban or rural areas, every household should select a red couplet and paste it on the door to increase the festive atmosphere. It is said that this custom began to prevail in the Ming Dynasty. By the Qing Dynasty, the ideological and artistic quality of Spring Festival couplets had been greatly improved.
06Setting off firecrackers放鞭炮
It is said that in ancient times, there was a ferocious monster called Nian, which was in the deep sea all the year round. But at the turn of the new year and the old year, it came out to trample on the crops, hurt people and animals, and made the people cry bitterly. Once it went to the village to do evil again, and was scared away by the red clothes hanging at the door of a family. At another place, he was scared by the light.
As a result, people have mastered the weakness of Nian, which is afraid of sound, red and fire. At the end of each year, people stick red couplets, set off firecrackers, hang red lights at the door of their homes, burn firewood in the yard, gather the fire, chop vegetables and meat with a kitchen knife, and make a sound. So we all have to set off firecrackers during the new year.
Setting off firecrackers to celebrate the Spring Festival has a history of more than 2000 years in China. The ancients burned the sound of firecrackers, which was called "firecrackers". The original intention of firecrackers was to frighten and expel evil spirits.