Falling on the first day of the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the Spring Festival is in fact the Chinese New Year.
Before it, people usually give their house a thorough cleaning and do a lot of shopping. On the New Year’s Eve, people come home and the whole family have a big dinner together. On the New Year’s Day and the few days to follow, people often visit their relatives and friends to give one another their best wishes for the new year.
Throughout this festival period firecrackers can be heard everywhere. This festival is the most important festival for the Chinese.