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Tang Poem – Qing Ming by Du Mu

 Qing Ming Festival
Qing Ming Festival ( 清明节 )
唐诗《清明》- 杜牧

清明时节雨纷纷,

路上行人欲断魂。

借问酒家何处有?

牧童遥指杏花村。

 


 

Traditional Chinese Festivals – Qing Ming Festival ( 清明节 )

 Qing Ming Festival
Qing Ming Festival ( 清明节 )

Qing Ming Festival ( 清明节 ), or Clear Brightness Day, was a traditional Chinese festival that fell on April 5 this year. Qing Ming originated from being one of the 24 solar terms ( 二十四节气 ) used in the ancient Chinese’s lunisolar calendar more than 2,500 years ago. The ancient calendar divided the year evenly into 24 significant seasons, each separated by about 15 degree along the ecliptic path of the Sun across the sky. The purpose of the solar terms was to help synchronised farming decisions with the changing season.

The Year of The Earthly Ox

 Chinese Year of the Ox

Chinese worldwide celebrated the Lunar Year of the Ox on Monday, 26th January 2009. The Spring Festival as it is sometimes called, could last for up to fifteen days until the full moon on 9th February 2009.

Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival - Zhong Yuan Jie (中元节)

 Chinese Opera for the Hungry Ghost Festival
Chinese opera for the Hungry Ghost Festival

By now you should probably be aware of the 2008 Summer Olympics to be held in Beijing, China, this coming August. However, there is at least another event going on in (and beneath) China during August. Every year, during the seventh month of the Chinese Calendar, it is believed that the Gates of Hell will be opened and all Hell beings (well, not nearly all, only those well-behaved ones) will be set to roam freely on Earth for a month. 
 

Traditional Chinese Festivals - Duan Wu ( 端午)

Dragon Boat Racing During Duan Wu Festival

The Duan Wu ( 端午 ) Festivals falls on the fifth day of the fifth Chinese Lunar Month. This year, it will be on the 8th of June. There are actually many origins to this Festival, the most commonly excepted version is that the day is used to commemorate the death of Qu Yuan ( 屈原 ), an official and poet in the State of Chu ( ) state during the Warring States period.

Ancient China

Ancient China
 



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Chinese Festivals
 



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Chinese Folk Culture



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Chinese Literature



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Chinese Medicine 



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