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重阳节 The Double Ninth Festival

作者:adreep 来源:互联网 时间:2013-10-16

The ninth day of the ninth lunar month is the Chong Yang Festival, a traditional festival in China. The celebrating activities are various and romantic ,including climbing mountains , appreciating chrysanthemums , wearing dogwoods , eating the Chong Yang cake and so on . “Nine” has the same pronunciation as the Chinese character “jiu” which stands for ”a long time” , and is the biggest single  figure . Therefore it indicts longevity. There have been a lot of poems and works celebrating Chong Yang Festival and praising chrysanthemums since ancient times. People also believe that climbing mountains can expel bad luck, and indicates “climbing to a higher position” and “longevity”. China designates the ninth day of the ninth month as Senior ‘s Day , which combine tradition with modern times subtly to turn it into a festival for respecting , caring about , loving , and helping the elderly people .

农历九月初九为中国传统的节日—重阳节。庆祝重阳节的活动多彩而浪漫,包括登高远眺、观赏菊花、遍插茱萸、吃重阳糕等。“九”与汉字“久”同音,又是个位数字之最,因此寓意长寿长久。自古以来,有不少贺重阳用菊花的诗词佳作。人们还以为,登高可以驱除霉运,意指“晋升高位”和“长寿”。中国把九月九日定为老人节,传统与现代巧妙地结合,使之成为一个尊老、敬老、助老的节日。
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