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Chinese New Year Eve Staying-up
 

Chinese New Year Eve Staying-upThe Chinese people are used to staying up on Chinese New Year Eve. The old people stay up on Chinese New Year Eve to show that they cherish the time. The young people stay up for good health and a long life of their parents. When staying up, some people watch the traditional TV program: Spring Festival Gala Evening. Some play cards or mahjong. Chinese New Year Eve means more for the children. It might be the happiest and freest moment of the year. They are allowed to hang out late and no one asks them to go to bed on time. The children in rural areas usually play games or set off small firecrackers outdoors. Some naughty boys might throw an ignited firecracker secretly at your foot while you don’t even notice it. As it explodes with a bang, it really gives you quite a scare, which is exactly what the boys expect. Then he might give you a disguised innocent smile! You just find yourself unwilling to go serious with a boy’s little trick for such is Spring Festival. However, not all children adore firecrackers. Some are afraid of the bangs. When it is midnight, there are midnight snacks, such as Jiaozi, Tofu Soup. After eating the snacks, those who are not sleepy keep on playing. The sleepy ones call it a day and go to bed while the night is still exciting.

 

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