Chinese Culture
   Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important festival for Chinese people. It's also known as the Spring Festival because it signals the beginning of spring. It's on the first day of the lunar calendar.

中國新年,即春節,是中國人最重要的節日。

   Qing Ming Festival

The name of Qing Ming started in the Han Dynasty because the weather during the third month of the year was clear and pure. Its name denotes a time for people to go outside and enjoy the greenery of springtime and sweeping tombs.

「清明」一詞源自漢朝,因為人們認為一年之中,三月的天氣是潔淨的。「清明」這個名字,也表示了這個日子適合外遊,人們可享受春天的綠草如茵及為先人的墓地打掃一番。

 

   Dragon Boat Festival

The fifth day of the fifth lunar month is the Dragon Boat Festival. According to the legend, the tradition of eating dumplings and racing dragon boats began to comemorate Qu Yuan, a great patrioctic poet during the Warring States Period.

農曆五月五日是端午節,中國人按照傳統,吃粽子、賽龍舟,以紀念偉大的戰國詩人屈原。

  The Chinese Valentine's Day

The seventh day of the seventh lunar month is the Chinese Valentine's Day. The most popular story mentioned in connection with this festival is that of the Cowherd and the Weaving Girl.

每年農曆七月七日是中國的情人節,相傳牛郎和織女每年只能在這一天於天河相見。

  Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival is on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. That day the sky is generally clear and the people celebrate with post- harvest feasts. Chinese eat mooncakes and play lanterns because of some folk stories.

農曆八月十五是中秋節,這天天氣特別好,中國人會用秋收的農作物來慶祝,並會吃月餅和玩燈籠,一起賞月,慶祝中秋節。