How do people celebrate the Spring Festival?

Tomorrow night will be New Year’s Eve.What typically will Chinese people do at this special festival?

All the members of families come together to feast at New Year’s Eve when a New Year big dinner is served.In the next morning, people put on their new clothes and shoes. Men, with their wives, call on relatives and friends to wish them a “Happy and Prosperous New Year “. The caller is served tea with sweet-meats; melon seeds, both red and black; and fruits and delicacies such as puffed rice cakes, dump-lings and deep-fried round doughnuts. In addition, liquor and tobacco are offered. Before leaving, the well-wisher present gifts of money wrapped in red paer to all the unmarried children of the family. Starting from the New Year’s Day to the Lantern Festival, people began going out to visit friends and relatives, taking with them gifts such as fruits, wines, flowers, etc. This period was a time for visiting and amusement.

 

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