My favorite holiday
As an immigrant from China living in America, I have been celebrating so many holidays every year. However, my favorite holiday still was the Chinese New Year I celebrated in China because It was the time for me to achieve my dream in past year and to enjoy the holiday atmosphere.
The Chinese New Year is the time for me to achieve my dream in past year. When I was five years old, both my mother and my father were busy for their jobs, so they sent me to preschool. I had to stay at school six whole day and night and at home only one day and night per week. I really missed my parents and felt lonely, so my dream was that I could stay home whole week. When the Chinese New Year came, my dream came true – I could stay with my family whole two weeks in the coming Chinese New Year, and I felt I am the happiest girl in the world.
The Chinese New Year is the time for me to enjoy the holiday atmosphere. First, Preparations tended to begin a month from the date of the Chinese New Year (similar to a Western Christmas), when people started buying presents, decoration materials, food and clothing. A huge clean-up got underway days before the New Year, when Chinese houses were cleaned from top to bottom, to swept away any traces of bad luck, and doors and windowpanes were given a new coat of paint, usually red. The doors and windows were then decorated with paper cuts and couplets with themes such as happiness, wealth and longevity. Second, my family, relatives, and friends came together. We have so many parties to meet together and talk each other. Finally, I could get much money when I said “Gong Xi Fa Chai” to my relatives and I could buy toys and books I liked in the money. I enjoyed the special happy holiday atmosphere.
In the Chinese New Year, my dream from last year came true, and I enjoyed the holiday atmosphere and plan the new hope for next year. What hap...