China is a country steeped in ancient customs and traditions of which the native people are proud.
In addition, due to the fact that this country is one of the existing oldest cultures, traditions have grown over centuries with unique festivals, customs, arts and cuisines.
Chinese New Year (or Spring Festival) is the most important festival celebrated all over the country.
It is the first day of the whole year in Chinese lunar calendar.
It's hard to miss the good fortune or happiness messages hung in red from every doorway and the smell of feasts being cooked as families gather at this time.
Dating back over 3,000 years, characters were pictures of objects representing their meaning. According to Chinese mythology, Cang Jie invented Chinese characters.
Findings show that the earliest characters are the Oracles which were engraved on animals’ bones or tortoises’ shells. D.) was an outstanding representative of Chinese calligraphy.Many people facsimile his works until today Through all these years evolution, characters have evolved into the words we used today.As a legend goes, a monster, named Xi, always finds food in villages for its lack of food in winter.Villagers are afraid of this monster, so they come up with a way to frighten and expel Xi by lighting bamboos and paste red paper on their doors.Xi fears the sound of lighted bamboos and red color, so it runs away. The day people expelling Xi, people call it Chu Xi which is the Chinese of New Year’s Eve. Nowadays, people still kindle bamboos in New Year’s Eve, but just for celebrating the coming of New Year.Chinese calligraph has played a significant role in Chinese art.