New Year Fun Activities
Spring Festival is an ancient festival in our country and also the most important holiday of the whole year. How to celebrate this festival has formed some relatively fixed customs in the historical development of thousands of years and many still pass on to this day.
1. sweep the dust
"On the twelfth lunar month twenty-four, dust sweep the house," according to "Lu's Spring and Autumn" records, our country in the era of Yao and Shun have the custom of sweeping the Spring Festival. According to the folk argument: Due to the homonym of "dust" and "Chen", the new sweep of dust has the meaning of "excluding Chen Buxin", and its intention is to sweep all the bad luck and unluckiness out of the door. This custom imposes on people's old and new aspirations and prayers for greetings and greetings. Every Spring Festival approaching, every household should clean the environment, cleaning all kinds of utensils, washable bedding curtains, sprinkle sweep Liu Lu courtyard, brush whisk dirt cobweb, dredging ditches open channel. Everywhere filled with joyous engage in health, clean welcome the happy atmosphere of spring.
2. paste couplets
Spring Festival couplets, spring couplets, couplets, pairs, and peach fucks are also featured in the Spring Festival couplets. It depicts the background of the times with neat, dual, concise and exquisite writing and expresses the desire for good. It is a unique literary form in our country. Every Spring Festival, no matter the city or the countryside, every household should select a big red couplet affixed to the door for the festival to increase the festive atmosphere. This custom began in the Song Dynasty and began to prevail in the Ming Dynasty. By the Qing Dynasty, the ideology and artistry of the couplets had greatly improved. The origin and characteristics of the couplets of the Spring Festival couplets written by Liang Zhangmo Have made a discussion.
Window stickers and paste "blessing" word
In folk people also like to paste all kinds of paper-cuttings on the window - the window. Window grille not only set off a festive festive atmosphere, but also set decorative, appreciation and practicality in one. Paper-cut in our country is a very popular folk art, loved by millions of people, because it is mostly attached to the window, it is also known as the "window grille." With its unique characteristics of the generalization and exaggeration auspicious auspicious objects, the best wishes of the performance of the most incisive, the festival decorated prosperous.
At the same time as the couplets were affixed, some people wanted to paste the words "blessing", large and small, on the house door, on the walls, and on the lintel. Spring Festival stickers "blessing" is our folk long-standing custom. The word "blessing" means blessing and blessing. It pushes people's longing for a happy life and wishes for a better future. In order to more fully reflect this yearning and wishes, some people simply put the word "blessing" back up, saying "happiness has come" and "blessing has come." There are also folk "blessing" word fine fine made into a variety of patterns, designs are longevity, peach, carp jump gantry, bumper harvest, such as Longfeng Chengxiang.
Chinese New Year hanging paste New Year pictures are also very common in urban and rural areas, dark red color paintings to many families added a lot of happy festive atmosphere. New Year paintings are an ancient folk art of our country, reflecting the simple customs and beliefs of the people and pinning their hopes on the future. New Year pictures, but also with the couplets, originated in the "door god." With the rise of woodblock printing, the content of New Year's paintings has not only become monotonous topics such as the Gates, but also has become rich and colorful. In some New Year paintings and paintings workshops, there have been produced the images of the "God of Fortune Samsung Picture," "God Official Blessings," " Feng Deng, "" Livestock of Six Livestock, "" Spring blessing, "and other classic New Year pictures to meet the good wishes of people to celebrate Prayers. There are three important places of New Year paintings in our country: Taohuawu in Suzhou, Yangliuqing in Tianjin and Weifang in Shandong; and the three major genres of Chinese New Year paintings have their own characteristics.