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What Is the Spring Festival


The Spring Festival (chunjie) is the most important festival for Chinese people and a time for family reunions. Before the eve of the New Year, people try to get back home from every corner of the country to join the entire family, making it the busiest time for the country’s transportation systems.

The Chinese New Year’s Day falls on the 1st day of the 1st lunar month, often one month later than the Gregorian calendar. It originated in the Shang Dynasty (c. 1600 BC-c. 1100 BC) from the people’s sacrifice to gods and ancestors at the end of an old year and the beginning of a new one.    

Traditionally, the Spring Festival starts in the early days of the 12th lunar month and lasts through the middle of 1st lunar month of the next year. Of them, the most important days are the Spring Festival Eve and the following three days. The Chinese government now stipulates people have seven days off for the Chinese New Year.




Author: jleecute

a native Chinese man who wants to know the world better -------- We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopeless is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.

3 thoughts on “What Is the Spring Festival

  1. 声明:这里几篇关于春节的日志我都是参考别人的资料和文章的。春节风俗方面我并不是很了解。
    只有第一篇Something about China\’s Spring Festival是完全出自我之手。

  2. 不“脱线”。

  3. 没想到你这么快更新…taotao你好强啊…那我就重发一遍!

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