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Traditional Chinese Festival
Traditional Chinese Festival § Chinese traditional festivals mainly include the Spring Festival (first day of the first month), the Lantern Festival (the first month of the 15 th), the dragon's head (February 2), the social day (February 2), the Ching Ming Festival (before and after the April 5 th), and the Dragon Boat Festival (5 th day of the fifth lunar month), Qixi Festival (the seventh day of the seventh lunar month), July and a half (the 14 th/15 th of the lunar calendar), the Mid. Autumn Festival (the 15 th day of the lunar calendar), the Double Ninth Festival (the 9 th of the lunar calendar) The Winter Solstice Festival (December 21~23), New Year's Eve (the last day of the year), etc. 
§ 1、Lunar New Year / Spring Festival / Chinese New year（Lunar Calender January 1 st） § Chinese traditional festivals are a lot. § Lunar new year is the most grand / ceremonius. § Tradition of Spring festival are also a lot： § 1、Sweeping dust and buy new year’s things § 2、Paste the Couplets。
§ 3、Paste paintings. § 4、Stay up late (or all night) on Lunar New Year's Eve. Family reunion dinner on Lunar New Year's Eve Pay attention to it, generally there auspicious dishes like fish and chicken. § 5、Pay a new year visit. Younger generations pay a visit to senior generations/elders during Lunar New year， Elders usually give New year money (压岁钱 / 红包） to younger generation。 § 6、Firecrackers. § In the past few years, this custom has been declining in the city 。
2、Lantern Festival（Lunar calender January 15 th） The custom of the Lantern Festival is mostly night activities § Lights up the lantern and enjoy lantern § Guess the riddle of lantern. § Eating Yuanxiao means the reunion of the family. § Flower festival/party、 Dragon dance and lion dance 、Step on stilts, etc. 。 观灯
三、Ching Ming Festival （ solar calender April 5 th before or after ) The main customs are ： § The ban on fire and cold food is said to commemorate the ancient person with name介子推 § Put on willow and insert willow into. § Tomb sweeping, spring tour, kite flying 放风筝 §https: //baike. baidu. com/item/%E 4%BB%8 B%E 5%AD%90%E 6%8 E%A 8/376731
4、Dragon Boat Festival （Lunar Calender May 5 th） § It is said to be produced to commemorate the patriotic poet Qu Yuan was a native of Chu in the Warring States Period. He loved the motherland struggled with the bad guys throughout his life. He once worked as a big official. Later, Chu Wang listened to the words of the villain and exiled Qu Yuan. When the country of Chu was in trouble, Qu Yuan was unable to save. In 278 BC, he hold a stone and jumped into the river for give one’s life to the country.
§ To the Song Dynasty /宋朝（960年 2月4日－1279年 3 月19日）, the imperial court confered Qu Yuan as "loyalty to the public", and the fifth day of May was the Dragon Boat Festival, which has been passed down to this day. The custom of the Dragon Boat Festival is: § Dragon Boat Race § Eating Dumplings (pyramic shaped, made of glutinuous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves).
5、 Qixi Festival （Lunar Calender July 7 th） § It is said that it is the day when the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl meet. § This story is about the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl who loved each other and married and gave birth to a child. Later, the Queen Mother separated them from the reason that the Weaver Girl violated the Skyline/Rule. It is a very beautiful and sad story. 牛郎织女
The main customs are: § Do Divination of skilfulness. To know own stupidity and skill through divination. § Competition of skilfulness. On the evening of July 7, women competed in the moonlight to see who is threading needle faster, who is quick means whose hand is nimble (skilful hand). § Eat skilful cake. 赛巧
6、Mid Autumn Festival / Moon Cake Festival (Lunar Calender August 15 th） § Mid-Autumn Festival is also called "Zhongqiu". The main customs are: § Worship and offering to the moon, and enjoying the moon; in ancient China, the moon was regarded as the Moon God. § Eat moon cakes.
7、Double Ninth Festival （Lunar Calender September 9 th） § The Chinese regard the "nine" as a positive number, and September 9 is the two positive numbers, so it is called Chongyang and double nine, which means long-term meaning. § It is said that the Chung Yeung Festival originated from the story of the Eastern Han Dynasty. Huan Jing travels along with Chang Fang for study. One day, Chang Fang told him that his family would have a disaster on September 9 and asked him to go home and let the family make a red cloth bag. Put cornel in it, attach it to your arm, climb high and drink the chrysanthemum wine, then you can eliminate the disaster. Huan Jing did accordingly. Waiting the whole family returned from mountaineering, the chickens and dogs at home were dead.
The custom of the Double Ninth Festival are: § Ascending to mountain § Enjoying the Chrysanthemum § Drinking chrysanthemum wine § Eating Chongyang cake
8、Festival features 1, the type of festival By content: a. Celebrate festivals, b. commemorative festivals, c. social play and festivals. If one of the contents above fulfilled is called a single festival. A comprehensive festival with more than two contents.
2, the time of the festival § Related to the summer calendar and the solar terms. § Every beginning of month (1 st of each month) and in the middle of month (15 th of each month) are mostly festivals. Such as the Spring Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, etc.
§ The days of repeated numbers on the moon and the day are often designated as holidays. For example, the first spring of the first month, the fifth day of May is the Dragon Boat Festival, the September 9 th Chongyang Festival, and the July 7 th Festival. § Once the date of the festival is determined, it will remain unchanged. 端午节包粽子
3, the origin of the festival is generally more complicated 4. Festival customs. The characteristics are more obvious, such as each festival has a specific diet and entertainment customs; major festivals as much as possible family reunion; many festivals are related to 一家人团聚 the world and so on.
5, the legend of the festival After the festivals and festivals, most of the legendary people are historical figures, rich in content and complete in plot. 嫦娥奔月
What we eat during Mid Autumn Festival / Moon Cake Festival.
What we eat during Dragon Boat Festival.
What we eat during Lantern Festival
What we eat during Lunar New Year / Chinese New Year.
Sample of Lunar Calender