Spring Festival is the first day of the Lunar New Year. It goes down to the fifth, the fifteenth day and the end of the first month. Normally, people take congratulation to each other in the begin five days.
On the first day, people visit eldership of their family (commonly with the same family name) and pay New Year whishes with kowtowing. This eldership involves grandpa, grandma, father, mother, granduncle, uncle and so on. Some times, eldership of good neighbors are involved. After that, adult men visit a grave to cherish the memory of the dead ancestor. The Chinese pray to their ancestors as well as to all the gods.
On the second and third days, people visit eldership of their mother’s family. Young couple visit wife’s father, mother and their family. Young men visit their relatives, including their aunt’s family and mother’s relatives as well. This process will go down to the fourth day.
The fifth day is called Po Woo. On that day people stay home to welcome the God of Wealth. No one visits families and friends on the fifth day because it will bring both parties bad luck.
On the sixth to the 10th day, the Chinese visit their relatives and friends freely. They also visit the temples to pray for good fortune and health.
The 10th through the 14th are days that friends and relatives should be invited for dinner.
The 15th day is festival of lanterns, and it is considered as the end of Spring Festival, congratulation will end on this day. During the first month, named “Zhengyue”, people will pay best wishes each other if they meet for the first time in the new year.