The Spring Festival is the beginning of the lunar calendar. Another name of the Spring Festival is Guonian. It is the most grand, lively and important ancient traditional festival in China, and it is
The origin of the Spring Festival has a legend, the Chinese ancient times have a kind of call “year” monster, head long feelers, fierce abnormalities. Therefore, every Chinese New Year’s Eve day, the people of the villages and villages helped the old and the young to flee to the deep mountains to avoid the damage of the “Nian” beast.One year, Chinese New Year’s Eve, an old man begged from outside the village. The townspeople panicked in a hurry. Only a wife in the east of the village gave the old man some food and urged him to take refuge in the mountains. “If my mother-in-law let me stay at home overnight, I will drive the beast away. ”The old woman continued to persuade, and the old beggar smiled but did not speak. At midnight, Nian beast rushed into the village. It found that the atmosphere in the village was different from that in previous years: the wife’s wife’s home in the east of the village, with big red paper on the door and bright candles in the house.
The “Nian” beast trembled and screamed strangely. As it approached the door, a “bang bang bang bang” explosion suddenly came from the courtyard, and “Nian” shuddered all over, not daring to move forward. It turns out that Nian is most afraid of red, fire and explosion. At this time, my mother-in-law’s door was wide open, and I saw an old man in red robes laughing in the hospital. “Nian” was stunned and ran away in a mess. The next day was the first day of the first month, and the people who had taken refuge were surprised to see that the village was safe and sound. At this time, the old woman suddenly realized, hurriedly told the villagers the promise of begging the old man. This matter soon spread in the surrounding villages, and people all knew how to drive out the “Nian” beast.
Since then every New Year’s Eve, every family paste red couplets, firecrackers; household candle fire bright, keep more waiting for the year. Early in the morning, but also to visit friends to say hello. This custom spread more and more widely, became the most solemn traditional festival.