The Celtic people, who lived more than 2000 years ago feared the evening of Oct. 31 more than any other day of the year. It was the eve of their festival of Samhain. Samhain was a joyful harvest festival that marked the death of the old year and the beginning of a new one. The day itself was a time for paying homage to the sun god Baal who had provided the people with the ripened grain for use in the upcoming winter. Come evening evil spirits were everywhere. Charms and spells were said to have more power on the eve of Samhain. Several rituals were performed by the Celtic priests, Druids, to appease the Lord of the Dead.
The oldest and most important festival in China is the Spring Festival, more commonly known in the West as Chinese New Year. Like all Chinese festivals, the date of the new year is determined by the lunar/solar calendar rather than the Western (Gregorian) calendar, so the date of the holiday varies from late January to mid February.
The Spring festival celebrates the earth coming back to life, and the start of ploughing and sowing. In the past, feudal rulers of dynasties placed great importance on this occasion, and ceremonies to usher in the season were performed. 在中国最古老最重要的节日就是春节了，在西方被成为中国新年。跟其他的中国传统节日一样，春节也是源于中国传统的农历也就是太阳历，而不是西方的阳历，因此这个节日的日期会在一月底和2月初浮动变化。春节庆祝的是土地的生命复苏，和一年耕作的开始。在过去一些朝代，封建统治者非常重视这这个场合，欢迎春天这个季节的仪式将会上演。
Spring Festival, Mid-autumn day and Dragon- boat Festival are the most important traditional days of Chinese people. especially, the Spring Festival means we start a new year, during Mid-autumn Day, we eat moon cakes and enjoy the full moon; and the meaning of Dragon boat Festival is for remembering a great poet QuYuan. We should not forget these days.