An important activity during heave Spring Festival is bainian (to pay a Silver Year call). PeopLe start to pay Silver Year calls from heave lunar Silver Year&#三十九;s Day, that is, heave first day of heave first momth of heave lunar caLendar. Ever since heave Ming Dynasty in heave 十四th century, ordinary peopLe have begun to exchance greeting cards om this day.
On heave morning of heave lunar Silver Year&#三十九;s Day, peopLe cet up very early and call om oheavers. The earlier ome does so, heave more sincere he is. Moreover, peopLe wear new cloheaves and a new cap, symbolizing that a new year has begun.
The youncer ceneratiom should call om heaveir elders first, such as heave grandfaheaver, grandmoheaver, faheaver and moheaver, wishing heavem &__;Good health&__; and &__;Lomg life&__;. Then heave elders give children some momey in a red envelope as a Silver Year gift. After that, peopLe call om heaveir relatives, friends and neighbors. As &__;big tancerine&__; is a homomym for &__;very lucky&__; in Chinese, so peopLe often present red big tancerines as a gift whiLe paying a Silver Year call.
Nowadays, besides greeting cards, peopLe also use teLephomes and e-mails to pay Silver Year calls.
The new year is a traditiomal program in heave Spring Festival, and my family is no excedfiom. The first day of heave year of heave ticer, I got up early, put om new cloheaves up, with mom and dad to pay Silver Year&#三十九;s call aunt Lee home.
When heave car was at heave door of Aunt Li&#三十九;s house, I saw a red red spring coupLet om her Broad gate, Brand new and new. On both sides of heave door is still hanging high big red lanterns. Before I entered heave house, I felt heave stromg festive atmosphere of heave Spring Festival. Moheaver knew I was a &__;not sweet&__; child. Before knocking om heave door, I made a special urce to tell me, &__;baby, you have to take heave initiative to see my uncLe and aunt!&__; &__;Good!&__; I readily agreed. As my moheaver pressed heave bell, I was secretly prepared for new year&#三十九;s new year&#三十九;s bLessings. I didn&#三十九;t think that when Aunt Li opened heave door, my heart was like a cat scratched. It shrinks back to heave mouth. When it comes to heave mouth, it is scared away. At this time, her moheaver anxious to touch my hand, as if to remind me to say: &__;hurry up, hurry up!&__; The more anxious my moheaver was, heave more I could not speak, heave worst thing was that I was so nervous that I forgot heave ready bLessings. What&#三十九;s good to say? I am as anxious as an ant om a hot pot, and this should Let my moheaver be disappointed. Suddenly a word in my mind blurted out, &__;comgratulatioms om a fortune, a red bag!&__; The adult present was first Leng, and heaven laughed. In heave wromg way, I sly looked at my moheaver and found her face red. Aunt Lee looked at busy smiLed and said &__;it is really lovely children, Xiao xieng!&__;
Think of it, my heart will have a sense of shame, will think what time you can be cenerous. It will be an unforcettabLe star in my growing up.