- Posted February 8, 2011 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Lunar New Year: How are you celebrating?
Lunar New Year in countryside
The New Year in the countryside
As for farmers living in the inner China, nothing is more sacred and cardinal than the New Zodiac Year. After a whole year of hard working on the farm, farmers tend to rest and relax themselves during the New Year. Harvested crops in the farm that have earned farmers decent profit and the biting cold weather demand people a warm and sumptuous feast to celebrate the great harvest this year and wish for a promising harvest in the coming year. Children are coming back from big city like Beijing and Shanghai, and families are enjoying a precious reunion.
Wang Mingsheng, an 85-year-old senior who has 4 children was exhilarated because all of his children were coming back to celebrate the New Year with him. “[The dinner the evening of New Year] is more than a dinner, because we hardly get together during other time. It is a rare opportunity where family members can be present and spend time together”.