Views: 3 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2022-02-08 Origin: Site
The Spring Festival is the beginning of the year and the traditional festival. It is commonly known as new year, new year, new year’s day and so on. The Spring Festival has a long history, which evolved from the worship of praying for new year in ancient times. All things are based on heaven and people are based on ancestors. Praying for the new year, offering sacrifices to heaven and worshiping the ancestors are the same. The origin of the Spring Festival contains profound cultural connotation, which carries rich historical and cultural heritage in the process of inheritance and development. During the Spring Festival, all kinds of celebrations are held all over the country, with strong regional characteristics. These activities are mainly about the old and new cloth, the exorcism, the worship of gods, the blessing of the year, and the rich and colorful forms, which are the essence of Chinese traditional culture.
In the early age of observing and timing, the beginning of spring is the beginning of all things and the meaning of all rebirth, which means that a new reincarnation begins. In the traditional farming society, the beginning of spring is of great significance, which has derived a large number of popular culture related to it. In the historical development, although the calendar is used differently and the date of the first festival is different, its festival framework and many folk customs are inherited. In modern times, people set the Spring Festival on the first day of the first month of the lunar calendar, but it usually ends at least on the fifteenth day of the first month. The Spring Festival is a folk festival integrating worship of gods and ancestors, praying for blessings and ward off evil spirits, family reunion, celebration, entertainment and diet.
The Spring Festival is the most 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 Chinese Spring Festival as a legal holiday for the whole or some cities under their jurisdiction. Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and Mid Autumn Festival are known as China’s four traditional festivals. With the approval of the State Council, the Spring Festival folk custom has been listed in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list.