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PART 1. What's Chinese New Year? 中国新年是什幺？
Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is an important traditional Chinese holiday.
Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. 传统上，中国新年庆祝活动从除夕开始到元宵节结束，也就是农曆十二月最后一天到新年的一月十五号，所以中国新年是农曆当中最长的节日。（过年要知道的都在过年特辑）
PART 2. The origin of Chinese New Year and Mythology. 中国新年的起源与传说
According to tales and legends, the beginning of Chinese New Year started with a mythical beast called Nian. Nian would come on the first day of New Year to eat livestock, crops, and even villagers, especially children. To protect themselves, the villagers would put food in front of their doors at the beginning of every year. It was believed that after Nian ate the food they prepared, it wouldn't attack any more people.
One day a villager decided to take action. A god visited him and told him to put red paper on his house and to place firecrackers in front. The villagers then understood that Nian was afraid of the color red. When the New Year was about to come, the villagers would hang red lanterns and red spring scrolls on windows and doors. People also used firecrackers to scare Nian away. From then on, Nian never came to the village again. Nian was eventually captured by Hongjun Laozu, an ancient Taoist monk and became his mount.
PART 3. What We Do on Chinese New Year. 新年要干嘛？
The evening preceding Chinese New Year's Day is an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. 新年的前一天，家人团聚一起吃一年一度的团圆饭。
It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly clean the house, in order to sweep away any ill fortune and to make way for incoming good luck. 另一项传统则是大扫除，彻底打扫家里，扫去恶运，迎接好运。（推荐阅读：老奶奶的生活智慧：最适合懒人的简单扫除法）
Windows and doors will be decorated with red paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of "good fortune", "happiness", "wealth", and "longevity." 窗上和门上则会贴上红纸，还有对句，上面写着常见的好运、快乐、财富、长寿等吉祥话。
Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes. 其他活动包括放鞭炮，还有发红包。
PART 4. Must-know Vocab for Chinese New Year. 你不可不知的新年单字
Chinese New Year’s Eve 除夕夜Red envelopes/ Red packets 红包Reunion dinner 团圆饭Firecrackers 鞭炮Dragon dance 舞龙舞狮Lantern 灯笼Ask the gods for a prophecy 求神问卜Spring rolls 春捲Steamed fish 蒸鱼Incense 香Play mahjong 打麻将Worship ancestors 祭祖