Chinese Traditional Holiday, What about your Countries?

@andyliuzn (1029)
Guangzhou, China
August 25, 2007 8:34pm CST
Regarding Chines Traditional Holiday, I might mean the Chinese Lunal Calendar(LC) here, which has a gap for around 1 month befoer the Solar Calendar(SC). (LC)1/1-1/3 Spring Festival/ Chinese New Year People will dress up and make some plans for the next Year, we will also come visit every family and we call it Bai Nian, as it is regarded a beginning of a new year, every people would say Kong Hei Fat Choi to one another so that it will bring good luck to each other. To Childrens, this holiday is their favourite one, as they could not only get some new clothes, each some specail food, but also could get quite some pocket monday from their relatives or grown-ups. (SC)one day from 04/04 to 04/04 Ching(Qing) Ming Festival, Tomb-sweeping Festival, it was a day people in China will go visit their ancestral's tobms. People in quite some places of China regard this fetival very important since they belive that people who died could still bless them and see what they are doing, they would pray for good fortune in the coming days here. (LC) 05/05 The Dragon Boat Festival It is a festival in memory of a Chinese ancient famous poet Qu Yuan,who commited suicide by jumping into the river rather than compromise his honour. This festival has devoloped into a joyous event characterized by dragon boat races and rice dumplings wrapped in lotus leaves. (L/C)07/07 Chinese Valentine's Day It's a day based on the lengend on Niu Lang(Cowboy) & Zhi Nv.(Vega), who are in love with each other in the heaven, but are sparated with each other by a silver river and are only allowed to meet each other once a year on 07/07.On 07/07, the magpies will help them to build a bridge with flowers so that they both could meet in the middle of the flower bridge. Really a romantic story, and that's why Chinese People would regard it as a Valentine's Day. (L/C) 08/15 Mid-Autumn Festival This is a very important festival for Chinese People as well, since it is a day for them to get together, and it is said that night's Moon is the brightest and biggest. People will normally get together and eat some Moon Cakes and will miss the family quite a lot if they are not at home. (L/C) 09/09 The Doulne Ninth Festival, since it is on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month. As it is usually in the late Autumn, the weather is neither hot nor cold, people have a habit to climp the mountain in this festival, quite some family will also visit their ancestral's grave as well to report their conditions to them.:) (L/C) 12/29 or 12/30 The eve of Spring Festival People would normal clean up their house and paste quite some couplets and other red papers(Lishi) that are writen with some wishing words such as Kung He Fat Choi, Good Business eact. The Lishi would normally be filled with 4 characters. Surely, we are now having other festivals, but they are not traditional. (SC)01/01 : New Year's Day (SC)02/14 : Valentine's Day (SC)05/01-05/03: Labor Day (SC)06/01 : Children's Day (SC)07/01 : Anniversary of Communist Party of China (SC)08/01 : Anniversary of founding of the People's Liberation Army (SC)10/01-10/03: Chinese National Day (SC)12/25 : Christmas Day
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@ssh123 (31096)
• India
26 Aug 07
Like Chinese, India is having a tradition and culture and it dates back thousand of years. We have so many festivals, if one declares holiday for each festival, one will have 365 days holidays. National Government has declared 12 days as important days for declaring holidays and some people regionally take leave for some important festivals.
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@andyliuzn (1029)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Aug 07
Hi SSH, Wow, I love India & its culture and I am trying to learn more things about her! More and more people have dropped their attention to both countries. What a good point that if one country declares holiday for each fetival, we will have a 365 days off... Yep, we just have some decades days off all together as well in India. And I do wish to know about Indian Traditional Holiday here, would you like to share with us here or just start a new discussion:)? Andy
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@ssh123 (31096)
• India
26 Aug 07
Cultrually both countries are strong. Economically though you are ahead of India, both countries are emerging as fastest growing economy in the world. Yes I wll try and post a detailed discussion topic on festivals of India.
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@andyliuzn (1029)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Aug 07
Got it and awaiting your discussion about India's Festival in your discussion.