China is one of the great ancient civilizations in the world. It has a long history. Celebrations and festivals are an integral part of civilization.
Some festivals have been held for many years. These festivals are not only the important cultural expression and enjoyment of the Chinese people, but also the important source of cultural expression and enjoyment for Asian people in neighboring countries. We can safely say that China's festival culture has now become an important source of cultural expression and enjoyment It is an integral part of world heritage and culture.
Preface chapter I Chinese new year I New Year celebrations of ethnic minorities in Northeast and Northwest China II. Spring festival celebrations of ethnic minorities in Southwest China III. New Year celebrations of ethnic minorities in the South and southeast of China Chapter II production festivals I festivals for celebrating harvest II festivals for praying for good harvests III festivals for multi ethnic tasting new agricultural products IV festivals for celebrating harvest Chapter III festivals for sacrifices and commemorations I Qingming Festival Ⅱ Dragon Boat Festival Ⅲ commemorative festivals for other sacrifices Chapter IV religious festivals Ⅰ folk religious festivals Ⅱ Buddhist festivals Ⅲ Islamic festivals Ⅴ recreational festivals Ⅰ nomadic race horse racing festival Ⅱ northern singing Festival Ⅲ southern ethnic singing Festival Ⅳ women's day Ⅰ eating sister meals, sister Festival Ⅱ Mid Autumn Festival and women Ⅲ flower appreciation Festival.
In recent years, western festivals have attracted more and more attention of Chinese people, especially young people. Different people have different views on the phenomenon that Chinese people are keen to celebrate western festivals. On the one hand, some people think that the celebration of western festivals adds more freshness and vitality to our life, for example, on Valentine's day, many young people will give gifts to each other To express their love, strengthen their relationship or express their admiration, the celebration of western festivals also provides us with an opportunity to communicate with others and develop interpersonal relationships.
The celebration of western festivals also injects fresh blood into our traditional Chinese culture. On the other hand, it has also been pointed out that if people pay too much attention to western festivals, people will pay less attention to traditional festivals. In the long run, in my opinion, more and more people of the next generation will not understand our traditional culture.
I prefer the former, because I think it is necessary and important to celebrate western festivals to keep our traditional culture fresh and active.
Christmas is a festival for Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. No one knows the exact date of the birth of Jesus Christ. But most Christians celebrate Christmas on December.
Many people go to church and attend special religious services during Christmas. They also exchange gifts and decorate their homes with holly trees. Mistletoe and Christmas tree.
The word "Christmas" comes from Christine mace An early English phrase for Christ's mass. The story of Christmas mainly comes from the gospel of St. Luke and St.
Matthew in the New Testament. The history of Christmas can be traced back many years. Many of our Christmas traditions are celebrated centuries before the birth of Christ's children, that is, Christmas days, bright flames, Christmas diaries, gifts, carnivals with floats (parades), door-to-door carolers, feast parties and church processions all date back to early Mesopotamia Many of the traditions originated in Mesopotamian New Year's celebrations.
Mesopotamians believed in many gods. Every winter, their leader, goldmarduk, believed that Marduk would fight against chaotic monsters to assist maduk in his struggle. Mesopotamians hold a festival in the new year, which is called zamuk.
The new year's festival lasts for several days. The Persians and Babylonians celebrate a similar festival called SAKAYA. Part of the celebration included exchanging places, slaves becoming masters, and the masters obeying the ancient Greeks.
They held a festival similar to the zagmuk / SAKAYA festival to help them. Cronus would fight Zeus and his Titans, and Rome would celebrate their Saturn God. Their festival, known as Saturn's day, began in mid December and ended on January 1 and called "Jo." Saturnalia”。 The celebrations will include dressing up in the streets, holding a grand feast, visiting friends, and exchanging good luck gifts.
The Romans decorated their halls with laurel rings and green trees, lighting candles, and exchanging places between masters and slaves.