Spring Festival is the Chin ese New Year. It starts on the 1st and ends on the 15th of lunar January. Spring Festival celeb
rates the coming of spring. Several days before the New Year, every family prepares rich food, buys new clothes, and
cl eans the house. Many families buy or write Spri ng Festival couplets and put them on the door. People believe that everything must be new and clean for the Spring Festival celebration so that the New Year will bring happiness and good luck. In China, red represents luck.
Spring Festival is a time for family reunion. The New Year's Feast is "a must" banquet with all the fa
mily members getting together. The food eaten on the New Year Eve banquet varies according to regions. In south China, It is customary to eat "niangao" (New Year cake made of glutinous rice flour) because as a homophone, niangao means "higher and higher every year". In the north, a traditi onal dish for the feast is "Jiaozi" or dumplings shaped li ke a crescent moon.
习惯吃“年糕”（糯米粉制成的新年 糕点）， 因为作为一个同音字，年糕意味着“步步高升”。在北方，年夜饭的传统饭是“饺子”或像月牙儿形的汤圆。On the first day of the New Year or shortly thereafter, everybody wears new clothes and greets relatives and friends with bows and Gongxi (congratulations), wishing each other good luck, happiness during the new year. In Chinese villages, some villagers may have hundreds of relatives so they have to spend more than two weeks visiting their relatives.
在春节第一天或此后不久，大家都穿着新衣服，带着弓向亲戚和朋友打招呼并恭喜（祝贺），彼此祝愿在新的一年里好运，幸福。在中国农村，有些村民可能有数以百计的亲戚，所以他们不得不拿出两个多星期来走亲访友。 1、With best wishes for a happy New Year! 祝新年快乐，并致以良好的祝福。
2、 Wishing you peace, joy and happiness through the coming year. 在新年来临之际，祝福你平安、快乐、幸福!
3、Much joy to you in the upcoming year. 愿您在新的一年充满快乐。
A new year has come. In order to have a fruitful year, I make a plan
for it. Firstly, I must study hard as much as possible. After all, study is the most important for me. Secondly, I will take more exercises. I always got illness last year. Therefore, I must be healthy this year. Thirdly, I want to learn swim this year. I like swimming very much, because I think
it’s cool. I hope I can do it. Finally, I hope happiness is fully filled my home in the new year.
锻炼身体。去 年我经常生病，因此今年我要保持健康 的身体。第三，今年我想学
会游泳。我很喜欢游泳，觉得游泳是很酷 的运动。希望我能学会。最后，我 希望在新的一年里我的家充满快乐。