Spring Festival is a traditional festival of Chinese people. It is on the first day of lunar January, namely the first day of New year. Thus, Chinese think Spring festival is very important. The purpose of this essay is to compare and contrast the ways people in my hometown and people in rhe north of China celebrate the Spring Festival in terms of the time people start the celebration, the food people eat and the things people do.
I am going to diucuss the people in my hometown first. In my hometown, the celebrations begin on the eve of the lunar New Year and last about 15 days long. In the evening before the Spring Festival, all the members of family get together and have a big meal. Fish and meat often appears on the table. In addition, we often eat niangao for breatfast because niangao means “higher and higher one year after another”. During the festival, we go to visit relatives and friends and exchange New Year greetings. We sit around talking and eating candies, cakes and all kinds of delicious foods. We also set off fireworks and firecrackers to celebrate the Spring Festival. Besides, a series of activities such as lion dancing, dragon dancing and temple fairs are held for days.
I am going to discuss the people in the north of China second. The time they start and end celebration is commonly the same as the people in my hometown. In the eve of New Year, families also sit around the table and have a rich dinner. This meal, always with dumplings, which are the most traditional food. After the dinner, they watch TV together and enjoy the party of Spring Festival on CCTV. During the festival, they also exchange good wishes with friends. They dance the Yangko to celebrate the holidays, which is different from my hometown.
To a conclusion, the ways people in my hometown and people in the north of China celebrate the Spring Festival are basically the same. Certainly, there are some different ways, and they’re the result of...