The Spring Festival，also known as the Lunar New Year，is the greatest traditional festival.
It is usually a time between late January or early February，which means rest and relaxation between winter and spring after a year's toil，and means celebration as well.
Before the Spring Festival，people clean their houses，put red couplets on their gates，and set off firecrackers，according to fairy tale，for driving a demon ，named Nian ，away.
On the eve of the Spring Festival，a get- together banquet is a must， and the most popular food is Dumpling，which is supposed to bring good fortune.
On the first day of the new year，everybody wears new clothes and greets relatives and friends with bows and congratulations wishing each other the best during the new year.