Hey, everyone, Happy New Year!
Maybe you think I make a mistake, because it’s February now. Actually today is the Spring Festival. Never heard of that? Yes, it’s Chinese new year in lunar calendar. On TV, many NBA stars said to Chinese audience "Happy Chinese New Year".
The Spring Festival is the most important Chinese orginal festival. It makes more sense than the New Year’s day in solar calendar in China. Perhaps we can call it the Big Day. When the Spring Festival comes, the nation have the longest, a seven-day leave. The royal celebration extends all over the country. Some specail nouns relate to it. Such as couplet, firecracker and rice cake.
Relatives and friends visit each other, too. We call this 拜年-pay a New Year call.
But I find that people’s enthusiasm for the Spring Festival is not strong like before. I was not very excited when this Spring Festival came. I don’t know why.
I wish it would go faster.
Anyway, it is still one of the traditional festivals we own. Cheers!