Spring Festival, which is also called the Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year, usually starts from offering sacrifice to Zao Jun,the Kitchen God on the 23rd of the twelfth lunar month to the 15th of the first lunar month of the next year, during which the New Year's Eve and the first three days of the lunar year are the highlights. The celebration of Spring Festival varies from region to region and there is abundant of festivities during that time. It is the most important, the most ceremonious, the most age-old and the most hilarious traditional festival in China.
The Lunar New Year is around the corner is around the corner. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit, which begins on February 3, 2011 and ends on January 22, 2012.

The Rabbit is the fourth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 animals' signs. According to Chinese tradition, the Rabbit brings a year in which you can catch your breath and calm your nerves. It is a time for negotiation. Don't try to force issues, because if you do, you will ultimately fail. To gain the greatest benefits from this time, focus on home ...
People born in the year of the rabbit often make ideal diplomats or politicians. Rabbit person has grace, culture and beautiful manners. Although rabbit people get on well with everyone, at heart they are basically reserved creatures, and are only really happy when they are engrossed in some sort of scholarly or intellectual activity.
They are just too sensitive to the world around them. They are just not able to thrive in a competitive or aggressive environment, and it makes them anxious if someone forces them to take risks. Their inner world is simply too delicate for unsettled or unpredictable situations, and they tend to create a peaceful and comfortable atmosphere on a hunch.
The meal is more luxurious than usual. Dishes such as chicken, fish and bean curd cannot be excluded, for in Chinese, their pronunciations, respectively "ji", "yu" and "doufu," mean auspiciousness, abundance and richness.
Smoked fish and smoked meat are distinctive dishes when having New Year's Eve family dinner in Hunan.
In Hunan people usually take rice cakes on New Year's Day, which signifies "getting better and better every year".
Lots of people in Hunan prefer to stick red papers on the fronts of doors or at the two sides of doors, which implicates seeing delight and luck when you open the door.
On the New Year's Day,dumping rubbish is considered a taboo, but people still can broom it to the corner.
As the rise of Hunan Radio and Television Xiang Army, the spring festival gala evening held by Hunan TV has become the sine qua non when spending New Year in Hunan. The spring festival gala evening of Hunan has reflected the grassroots entertainment spirits of Hunanese.
The spring festival gala evening of Hunan is not just an entertainment show now but also the spiritual drogue for the cultural industries in Hunan and even the whole country.
In most parts of Hunan, there are some traditions about New Year visits: "on the first day, sons should visit parents; on the second day, daughters should visit parents; and on the third or fourth day, people visit each other in the neighborhood." The fifth day is usually considered as an improper day for visiting.
When someone is visiting in New Year, the host will set off firecrackers to welcome the guests; but in some parts of Hunan, guests will bring firecrackers by themselves while visiting.
The elders will prepare lucky money or Hongbao in Chinese (red packet) and send it to juniors, it is said that the lucky money can suppress evils. People believe that juniors who have received the lucky money can spend the whole year safely. The tradition of giving lucky money originates from ancient times. Nowadays, the sum of lucky money has soared.
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