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Special Purchases for the Spring Festival

http://www.chinese.cn 10:43, January 18, 2011 Xinhua News Agency

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Special Purchases for the Spring Festival

Special Purchases for the Spring Festival 

In order to celebrate this important festival, the Chinese government now stipulates people have seven days off for the Chinese Lunar New Year. In fact, half month before Spring Festival, people are already busy with all kinds of preparations.

On the 8th day of the 12th lunar month, many families make laba porridge, a delicious kind of porridge. After that, people begin to prepare for the coming new year.

Special purchases for the Spring Festival in the rural area mean to slaughter pigs and sheep. Each household will buy meat and other goods to celebrate Spring Festival.

The Spring Festival is coming. We will buy something to eat for the celebration and also some candies.

In the days of material scarcity, we could only afford to buy 100 grams of peanuts, some sunflower seeds and some fruit candies. Nowadays, we enjoy all kinds of goods. People can buy a variety of things, such as drinks, health care products and vegetables. People like to choose carefully.

We bought a lot of things of red color, such as red clothes. Red symbolizes prosperity.

 

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