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Chinese Spring Festival

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The Chinese Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year, is the most important traditional festival in China, marking the start of the new year on the lunar calendar. Celebrated over several days, this festival is a time of reunion, renewal, and joy. It’s steeped in rich traditions and customs, including family gatherings, feasting on special dishes like dumplings, and giving red envelopes (hongbao) filled with money for good luck. Homes are decorated with red lanterns and couplets, symbolizing happiness and prosperity. The festival is famous for its vibrant parades featuring the lion and dragon dances, believed to bring good fortune and ward off evil spirits. Fireworks and firecrackers are set off to scare away bad luck and welcome the new year with a bang. The Chinese Spring Festival is not just a celebration; it’s an embodiment of cultural heritage and the importance of family bonds in Chinese society.