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When does spring festival 2019 start? What is the origin of the word "Spring Festival"

the Spring Festival is coming, and many families are already preparing for the new year's goods. When will the 2019 spring festival start? What is the origin of the word "Spring Festival"? Come and have a look.

1. In the Xia and Shang Dynasties, the Chinese calendar was born. The period of the moon's round and missing is the month. A year is divided into 12 months. The moon's Day is the new moon every month. The child time of the new moon is called the beginning of the year, which is also called the year. The name of the year starts from the Zhou Dynasty and is not formally fixed until the Western Han Dynasty, and continues to this day.

2. However, the first day of the first lunar month in ancient times was called "New Year's Day". Until the victory of the 1911 Revolution in modern China, in order to conform to the agricultural time and facilitate statistics, the Nanjing provisional government stipulated that the Chinese calendar should be used among the people and implemented in government organs, factories, mines, schools and organizations. The first day of the first lunar month in the Gregorian calendar was called the new year's day, and the first day of the first lunar month in the lunar calendar was called the Spring Festival.

Extended data:

1. The primitive belief in ancient times is an important factor in the formation of the festival. The Spring Festival evolved from the sacrifice at the beginning of the new year after the end of one year's farming in ancient times, people held sacrifice activities to offer sacrifices to the gods and ancestors of heaven and earth and pray for a good year.

2. Although the situation of ancient sacrificial rites is not clear, we can still find some ancient customs from the festival rites of later generations. For example, in some parts of the south of the five ridges, there is a custom of worshiping the year on the first day of the new year, and there is a grand festival of worshiping gods and ancestors during the new year.