Chinese New Year is coming this Saturday~
This is the first time I’m going to spend it myself in a foreign country~
Every year before this time, we usually have a whole big family reunion.
At the Eve of the Lunar New Year, women are preparing the food and decorating the house; Men are talking and playing cards or Majiang; Children are busy playing around the house.
We usually decorate our doors with Spring Festival couplets， scissor-cuts and a red squared paper with 福 on it, which means good fortune. Especially, when you put it upside down, it indicates the good fortune is coming to your family！
At night, we gather around the TV watching Spring Festival Gala on CCTV. Dumplings are certainly the main dish that night~ Several coins may put into the dumplings and who eat the ones with coin will have a lucky year~ That’s the tradition, but be careful of your teeth~
At sharp 24:00, the fire crackers go off everywhere and people are wishing for a happy New Year!
On the first day of Chinese New Year, adults will give money to children and kids need to kowtow. As long as you are not working, you can get some money from your relatives and this is the most enjoyable moment for many kids~
In China, there are 12 animals stand for each year. Can you make a guess?
This year, it is the year of Tiger and I am a “tiger”. When you come across your year, the tradition is to wear anything red to avoid bad luck of the year~
We decide to celebrate it in advance and in the Chinese restaurant where we first had dinner together~
In Chinese, it goes that you will feel especially lonely when you are coming across a festival in a foreign country~
Therefore, it is really great to have friends around you~