The Spring Festival, that is, the Chinese Lunar New Year, is commonly known as New Year, New Year, Suidan, etc. It is also called Chinese New Year or New Year verbally. The Spring Festival has a long history and evolved from the worship of the first year of the year in ancient times. All things are based on the sky, and people are based on the ancestors. Praying for the year and offering sacrifices, worshiping the heavens and the ancestors, repaying the origin and reversing the beginning. The origin of the Spring Festival contains profound cultural connotations, and it carries rich historical and cultural deposits in its inheritance and development. During the Spring Festival, various activities to celebrate the New Year are held all over the country, with strong regional characteristics. These activities take removing the old and bringing forth the new, exorcising evil spirits and avoiding disasters, worshiping gods and ancestors, praying for blessings and blessings as the main content. The forms are rich and colorful, embodying the essence of traditional Chinese culture.
In the early era of observation and time service, when the age was determined according to the shift of the stars, "Doubing Huiyin" was the beginning of the year. "Doubing Huiyin" rejuvenates the earth, and it starts again and again, everything is renewed, and a new cycle of reincarnation begins. In the traditional farming society, the beginning of spring is of great significance, and a large number of custom cultures related to it have been derived. In the historical development, although the use of calendars is different and the dates of the New Year's Eve festivals are different, the festival framework and many folk customs have been inherited. In modern times, people set the Spring Festival on the first day of the first month of the lunar calendar, but it usually doesn't end until the fifteenth day of the first month. The Spring Festival is a folk festival that integrates worshiping gods and ancestors, praying for blessings and warding off evil spirits, reunion with relatives and friends, celebrations, entertainment and food.
First of all, the Spring Festival is a grand traditional festival of the Chinese nation. Influenced by Chinese culture, some countries and regions in the world also have the custom of celebrating the New Year. According to incomplete statistics, nearly 20 countries and regions have designated the Chinese Spring Festival as a legal holiday for the whole or some cities under their jurisdiction. The Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival are also known as the four major traditional festivals in China.
Excerpted from Baidu Encyclopedia ——Spring Festival