春節The Spring Festival
Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival falls on January 1st according to the lunar calendar, usually around the late January or early February. As the start of spring as well as a new year, it is the most important celebration of the year. Each family get reunited during the New Year. On the Eve, there is a big dinner for the family when each member return to get together.
The biggest New Year's party is held on CCTV. Hundreds of people gather there, meanwhile millions of others all over the country were sitting in front of the screen to watch excellent performances for more than four hours continuously. The bell strike twelve at midnight to welcome the coming of the New Year or Spring. People start to set off firecraks and say "Happy New Year" to each other.