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Post time 2014-1-24 10:26:29 |Display all floors
The Spring Festival is the most essential festival of China. It doesn't only means grand celebration but also many customs Chinese people should keep.
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On the first day of the first month of the lunar year, it is forbidden to touch brooms or you'll get bad lucks. If you have to sweep the floor with it, do from the outside to the inside. Actually, people usually clean their home before the day. And they do not remove refuse on the day. They even prepare a big empty bucket for containing waste water.

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It is a taboo to break glasses or any pieces of china during the festival, which means going bankrupt. At that time, people who broke the things  just now are supposed to immediately say: "Wish all pieces like the flowers blossom on the ground,which will bring me luck, happiness and a health long life."

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On the second day, women who're married are supposed to come back to their parents' home with their husbands with gifts and pocket money to give children there. It is called "Ying Xu Day". But they have to return to husbands' parents' home before the dinner. It is the day people usually choose to take the photos of the whole family.

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Post time 2014-1-24 11:03:26 |Display all floors
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On the third day, the "Chi Gou" day, which sounds similar with "Chi Kou" which means arguing with somebody in Chinese, people used to stay at home because in traditional customs it is a day people are easy to wrangle with others. But now this custom has been abandoned.

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The fourth day is the day of sacrificing the God of Wealth. If the employers want to dismiss one employee, they won't invite him to the sacrificing celebretions. If your boss do so, you'd better understand his hint and submit your resignation and leave. There is another saying that the God of Wealth will come to home to check your residence so it is better not go far away from home.

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The fifth day, "Po Wu Day", the day of driving bad luck and five bad things: lack of wisdom, lack of knowledge, lack of  education, short life and lack of friends. People get up at dawn to clean the house and set off firecrackers near to far. They believe that all bad things will be drove away by this way. On this day, people are supposed to eat dumplings. They believe that pinching the dumplings stands for sealing villains' lips and keeping rumours away.

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Post time 2014-1-24 12:29:11 |Display all floors
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On the sixth day, all shops open with setting off firecrackers. It is said that 12-year-old boys are the most popular at the day because twice 6 is 12 ; and 6, in China, stands for everything going smoothly. People will throw out all refuse collected during the festival, which is called "sending away the poverty".

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