Waiting for the First Bell Ringing of Chinese New Year
The first bell ringing is the symbol of Chinese NewYear.
Chinesepeople like to go to a large squares where there are huge bells are set up on New Year's Eve. As the New Year approaches they count down and celebrate together.
The people believe that the ringing of huge bell can drive all the bad luck away and bring the fortune to them.
In recent years, some people have begun going to mountain temples to wait for the first ringing.
Hanshan Temple in Suzhou,is very famous temple for its first ringing of the bell to herald Chinese NewYear.
Many foreigners now go to Hanshan Temple to celebrate Chinese New Year.
count down 倒数
drive away 赶走