as I know most people stay in shenzhen are immigration , just like me,I'm from Hu nan,and gonna back this year~
I think most young people was work or study in another city where far from hometown,.so we used to back home reunion.
Falling on the first day of the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the Spring Festival is in fact the Chinese New Year.
Before it, people begin decorating their clean rooms featuring an atmosphere of rejoicing and festivity. All the door panels will be pasted with Spring Festival couplets, highlighting Chinese calligraphy with black characters on red paper. The content varies from house owners' wishes for a bright future to good luck for the New Year. Also, pictures of the god of doors and wealth will be posted on front doors to ward off evil spirits and welcome peace and abundance
After the Preliminary Eve, people begin preparing for the coming New Year. This is called "Seeing the New Year in".
On the New Year’s Eve, people come home and the whole family have a big dinner together. Waking up on New Year, everybody dresses up. First they extend greetings to their parents. Then each child will get money as a New Year gift, wrapped up in red paper. People in northern China will eat jiaozi, or dumplings, for breakfast, as they think "jiaozi" in sound means "bidding farewell to the old and ushering in the new". Also, the shape of the dumpling is like gold ingot from ancient China. So people eat them and wish for money and treasure.
On the New Year’s Day and the few days to follow, people often visit their relatives and friends to give one another their best wishes for the new year.
Throughout this festival period firecrackers can be heard everywhere. This festival is the most important festival for the Chinese.
there are many custom of thinese new year......how much u know~
following are some pic ~ have a nice day~
I am getting the hell out of China, the great opening up can continue without me.
Yeah, I heard that. Congrats!