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My Favorite Pastime

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sarah_pmj

sarah_pmj

China

April 9, 2009

China has a long history, so there are lots of traditional festivals in my motherland. Spring Festivel is the most famous and grand one among others. Here, I will tell you some of them!

1. Spring Sestival (also named Chinese New Year)

          As Chinese new year, it begin at the first day of our Chinese lunar calender, and last 15 days until the Lantern Festival comes. During the Spring Festival, all the family get together and enjoy the reunion. We visit our relations and say happy Chinese new year to them. What more exciting to our children is that we can dress new clothes and get the lucky money. No matter where are we study or work, we are look forward to coming back home for this festival, it’s tradition in china for nearly 2000 years. What’ more, people can enjoy one month holiday.

2. Qingming Festival (also named Tomb-sweeping Day)

           During this day, many people come back to their hometown, even if there are no one live. Because there are tomb of their ancestors. Their must be clear sweep the tomb each in this time, which can show our respect and esteem.

3. Double Seventh Festival (also named Chinese Valentine’s Day)

          Double Seventh Festival is at the 7th day of 7th lunar month and a tradition festival full of romance. It comes from a fairy story. The folk story is about a fairy fell in love with a mortal who name Niunlang, which breach the rules, so they were forced to part from one another. Moved by this poor lovers, thousands millions of magpies spent one year in bridging the sky and the land with their body, so that the fairy and Niulang can meet again in double seventh day at last.

4. Mid-autumn Festival

         It is also come from a folk story about Chang E.

 

Wow, I am tired now, stop writing```````o(∩_∩)o…

I don’t finish this article, there are so many stories and traditional festivel in China~~~o(∩_∩)o…

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05:32 PM Mar 31 2010

sonsom

sonsom
United States

Good, very good.

04:00 AM Apr 18 2009

dalim
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

so great