The Lunar New Year is now popularly known as the Spring Festival because it starts from the Begining of Spring . Its origin is too old to be traced. Several explanations are hanging around. All agree, however, that the word Nian, which in modern Chinese solely means year , was originally the name of a monster beast that started to prey on people the night before the beginning of a new year.
One legend goes that the beast Nian had a very big mouth that would swallow a great many people with one bite. People were very scared. One day, an old man came to their rescue, offering to subdue Nian. To Nian he said, I hear say that you are very capable, but can you swallow the other beasts of prey on earth instead of people who are by no means of your worthy opponents? So, it did swallow many of the beasts of prey on earth that also harassed people and their domestic animals from time to time.
After that, the old man disappeared riding the beast Nian. He turned out to be an immortal god. Now that Nian is gone and other beasts of prey are also scared into forests, people begin to enjoy their peaceful life. Before the old man left, he had told people to put up red paper decorations on their windows and doors at each year s end to scare away Nian in case it sneaked back again, because red is the color the beast feared the most.
From then on, the tradition of observing the conquest of Nian is carried on from generation to generation. The term Guo Nian , which may mean Survive the Nian becomes today Celebrate the Year as the word guo in Chinese having both the meaning of pass-over and observe . The custom of putting up red paper and firing fire-crackers to scare away Nian should it have a chance to run loose is still around. However, people today have long forgotten why they are doing all this, except that they feel the color and the sound add to the excitement of the celebratio
It was a long holiday, so I had nothing to do with it. The weather is so good, the sun is warm, gently licking my face... I remember the most pleasing thing when I was young was bathing in the sun, eating a big apple, lying on the sofa, and turning a comic book. The sunshine in the bright red apple, my face is red! Maybe it's the light of the apple on the face! I think. Is it more difficult to meet the bigger the people? Now there is sunshine, apples, books, and all that, but why the heart is like old age. There are no palpitations in life, no surprise, no desire.
During the holiday, I heard that the next class in high school was in a party and was jealous. So the phone, one of the greetings. Do you feel surprised and unfamiliar with the phone? "Each farewell is a meeting for the sake of it." A friend of mine said that. At that time, I was in the third grade class. I always had deep pain in my heart. When the petals fell out of the window, I always felt that the tears seemed to go down with them. So the crazy writing of the students, stare in a daze of a familiar or strange face. They say I'm too sentimental. Maybe... Standing on the top floor of the teaching building, looking at the blue sky, and the white clouds, "the day after the day is so beautiful, bar..." I squinted and said to myself that I had never stopped moving in my heart.
But the original time can dilute all. The tape has been in love because too long out of tune, now even the friendship is out of tune. Nothing in the world is eternal. The tape is so, the friendship is so, the miss is so, so so... High school is happy, childhood is also happy, but the joy of the young is like a gorgeous butterfly, beautiful and untrue. Use the lyrics: "the apple is still the apple, the sun is still the sun, the classmate is the student, the sky or the sky." Some feelings like the footprints of the seaside, some deep, some shallow, some people walk far, some people walk near. When the tide of time comes, everything will pass away. Even if you do not want, you have the helplessness.
Now, the window is no one will lamps and candles of a myriad families, remembering the happy time, even in the corner of the mind. When I look back, the person is in the dim light!
The spring Festival is coming soon! The festivel is considereded the most important one for Chinese people. It is on the first day of lunar year. It is also the day of reunion among family members. During these days, people would say "happy new year! or wish you make fortune!
to each other. They would also visit their relatives and friends. Children would be given "red packets". Children would have more to eat and play than usual.Playing firecrackers is also a popular game for children.
To tell you the truth，I don t like the Spring Festival at all.
When I was young I liked it very much，because I could had something tasty to eat during the Spring Festival，and I could enjoy very wonderful TV programmes，too，I also could had much free time during which I could did something I liked to do.
I don t like it now， there are many reasons.
Firstly，I can t have a good time during the Festival.
Every New Year s Eve something unpleasant often happens.
Once I quarreled with my second brother.
Secondly，I can t relax myself during the Festival.
I have to do many things，watch so many TV programmes， meet so many people，all these things make me very tired.
Thirdly，spending one Spring Festival means that I become one year older，I don t like to be old.
I want to live longer and be young all the time.
Readers， what is your opinions about the Spring Festival?Please tell us，we can share our opinions.
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