The origin and customs of the Spring Festival

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According to legend, in the ancient times, there was a monster called "nian" year that would come out to eat people after dark every year. After dawn, the chickens returned to the mountains and forests, and the people regarded the night of "nian" as a pass. , Called "year off."


In order to spend the year safely, the people will make dinner in advance every night, close the doors and windows, and hide in the house to eat "New Year's Eve" with the whole family, because this dinner has a formidable meaning Therefore, the purchase was very plentiful, and it was necessary to sacrifice the ancestors before eating and pray for the blessings of the ancestors' spirits to spend the night in peace. After dinner, no one dared to sleep and sit together to chat and bold. Later, everyone found that "year" was most afraid of red, fire and explosion.


Therefore, every year on New Year's Eve, every family posted red couplets and set off firecrackers; households had bright candles and kept waiting for the early morning of the first year of the year. The custom of keeping the New Year's Eve in the North and South Dynasties. People lit candles or oil lamps and watched vigils all night, symbolizing that all the epidemic diseases would be driven away, looking forward to the good luck of the new year. This custom has been passed down to the present day. On New Year's Eve, every family posted red couplets and set off firecrackers; households lit candles brightly and kept waiting for the early morning of the first year of the year. This custom has spread more and more widely, and has become the most solemn traditional festival of Chinese folk.


The Spring Festival is the most grand and grand traditional festival in China. It is a folk festival that gathers blessings, celebrates entertainment and eating. The Spring Festival has a long history, which evolved from the ritual worship of the first year of the old age in ancient times. It carries a rich historical and cultural heritage in the inheritance and development. The New Year and Chinese New Year activities are centered around sacrifice and praying for the year, and are carried out in the form of removing the old cloth, worshipping the gods, exorcising evil spirits, and praying for a good year. The content is colorful, lively and festive, and has a strong flavor of the year. During the Spring Festival, various New Year activities are held in various parts of the country. Due to different regional cultures, there are differences in custom content or details, with strong regional characteristics.


Our country has a long history of the New Year, and some relatively fixed customs have been formed in the development of inheritance. Many of them have been passed down to the present, such as New Year's goods, dust sweeping, year-end red, new year's dinner, year-end money, new year's money, Chinese New Year, Chinese New Year, dragon dance. Customs such as lions, worshipping ancestors, praying for disaster relief, burning firecrackers, burning fireworks, swimming gods, escorting boats, temple fairs, swimming gongs and drums, cursor flags, lighting wine, and lantern viewing. Traditional festival rituals and related custom activities are important contents of festival elements, and they carry a variety of festival cultural connotations. Worshiping ancestors not only covers all the ancient traditional festivals in China, but also the eternal theme of Chinese folk festivals


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