Lunar New Year , the most solemn of traditional Chinese folk festivals. First day of the first lunar month in the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, known as the Moon, commonly known as "New Year" and "New Year." The long history of the Spring Festival, which originated in the Shang period the year draws to a close servicemen and the memorial activities. According to China's Lunar, the first day of the first lunar month yen ancient name, Yuan-chen, a copy, is Emperor, the New Year Day, which is commonly known as Day of the Republic. switch to the Gregorian calendar, the calendar on January 1 as New Year's Day, January 1st called the Lunar Spring Festival.
夕和正月初一。但在民间，传统意义上的 春节是指从腊月初八的腊祭或腊月二十三 或二十四的祭灶，一直到正月十五，其中 以除夕和正月初一为高潮。春节历史悠久， 起源于殷商时期年头岁尾的祭神祭祖活动。 在春节期间，中国的汉族和很多少数民族 都要举行各种活动以示庆祝。这些活动均 以祭祀神佛、祭奠祖先、除旧布新、迎禧 接福、祈求丰年为主要内容。活动丰富多 彩，带有浓郁的民族特色。
In China, the most traditional and popular Spring Festival food is dumpling, which looks like the moon with vegetables and meat mixed in it. The Chinese name of dumpling is “JIAO ZI”, ”JIAO” means ”cross”, ”ZI” is Chinese traditional time represents “24:00”, so the Chinese word “JIAO ZI” means “cross 24:00”, just the dividing point of last year and next year. So when it comes to 24:00, every family begins eating dumplings.
The Lantern Festival
The lunar January (农历正月）is the first month of a year and 15th is the first day of full moon. During Lantern Festival, people go along the street to watch lanterns（灯笼） and children light their own small lanterns for some fun. The biggest and most beautiful lantern is the dragon lantern, which looks like a flying dragon, held by several young guys. One with a ball in hand leads the dragon to move.
Some lanterns have puzzles on them, called lantern puzzle（灯谜）, the one who gets the answer could receive small presents and be happy for his intelligence.
The traditional food for Lantern Festival is rice glue ball（元宵）. The rice glue ball’s shape is just like the full moon appears in the sky. This kind of dessert is especially welcomed by children.
元宵节的传统美食就是元宵啦。 元宵的形状就像是满月出现在天空。 这种甜品，尤其受儿童的欢迎。
Qingming Festival is a traditional Chinese festival on the 104th day after the winter solstice (or the 15th day from the Spring Equinox), usually occurring around April 5 of the Gregorian calendar (see Chinese calendar). Astronomic