Of the Shanghai observatory, an expert has said: modern folk habits on the Spring Festival is also called for the New Year. Actually, years and the origin of the Spring Festival is different.So "nian" what's the matter? Folk legend: the ancient China has a kind of call "nian" monster head long feelers, fierce abnormalities. "Year" in the seabed, nian just climbed out, swallowed cattle damage lives. "Nian" way, trees DiaoBi, 100 grass don't living: "nian" was over, things grow, flowers everywhere. "Nian" how can the past? It is said that "in" the most afraid of red, the light of fire, and exploding. Since then, every year New Year's eve put up red couplets, firecrackers to ward off "nian" beast; Family candle lit, ShouGeng for years. Junior early in the morning, still walk close friends say hello, mutual transregional daoxi celebrate peace spent "nian" shut. This customs more spreadses more and widely, become China folk ceremonious traditional festival.Another one is that: the evidences in ancient China "in" word put hetian department, to show the good crop weather, the grain and multiply it. Because GuHe are generally a year a familiar. So "nian" was extended to old name.Although Chinese ancient folk festival customs have long, but did not call the Spring Festival. Because it was said the Spring Festival, refers to the 24 solar terms of "spring".The Spring Festival of the northern and southern dynasties for the entire spring tuyuhun. It is thought that the lunar New Year formal denominate is the Spring Festival, after the revolution of 1911. Because at that time to switch to the Gregorian calendar, in order to distinguish between agriculture, Yang two, so we had to will the lunar calendar renamed "Spring Festival".Because of the Spring Festival soon after, the spring comes, fresh, a new round of sowing and harvest season should begin again. People have enough reason to dance to meet this festival. Hence, in gatepost couplet ethanim pasted red paper yellow word New Year resolutions. When three came to the door, can repeat reposing New Year wishes sentences, this one read luck really coming. Also implies that's still hang red lanterns and paste "fu" character and mammon like etc.The Spring Festival is a family reunions of festival, the homes of children to walk a thousand miles returned to their parents at home. The night before the New Year real called reunion night, family to sit together making dumplings. Dumpling of practice is first with noodles, "and" the word is "close", Dumpling of dumpling and "into" homophonic, "close" and "sex" and the meaning of reunion, so use dumplings represent togetherness.Festival festival atmosphere to for a month. The first month on the front of the people, the ancestor-worship ceremony; etc. Giving children gift money in section has paid, and relatives and friends, such as ceremony After half month is the Lantern Festival, the curse of confusianism lanterns, visitors abound, pomp, after the Spring Festival, the Lantern Festival is over.