Chinese Festivals: Traditions, Customs and Rituals

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Language: English
Page: 141
Publication Date: 01/2010
ISBN: 9787508516936
he culture of festivals rooted deeply in the people, and it thus shows itsenormous vitality. In spite of the change of times, it has gradually becomepart of the heritages of the colorful Chinese civilization. These festivals willprovide an entry to the charming Chinese folk cultures.

About Author
Wei Liming was born in Beijing in 1950. Sheworked in the Institute of Biophysics of ChineseAcademy of Sciences and Beijing Reviewmagazine in succession. Her works (includingthose in collaboration with other people) mainlyinclude: China's Ancient Civilization and theWorld, Painting in China, Silk in China, NewArchaeological Discoveries in Recent Five Yearsin China, and Wushu in China, etc.
Table of Contents
Traditional Festivals
Laba Festival
Preliminary Year
Spring Festival
Yuanxiao Festival
Spring Dragon Festival
Pure Brightness Festival
Dragon Boat Festival
Double Seventh Festival
Ullam-bana Festival
Mid-Autumn Festival
Double Ninth Festival
Dong lie
Statutory Festivals
New Year's Day
March 8th Women's Day
Tree-Planting Day
May 1st International Labor Day
May 4th Youth Day
June 1st International Children's Day
August 1st Army's Day
Teachers' Day
National Day
Festivals of the Minorities
Nadam Fair
Fast-Breaking Festival
Corban Festival
Tibetan New Year
Shoton Festival
Bathing Festival
Torch Festival
Pan Wang Festival
Danu Festival
Miao Dragon Boat Festival
Flowery Mountains Festival
Water-Splashing Festival
Third Month Street Fair
Double Third Singing Carnival
Longduan Street Festival
Knife-Pole Festival
New Rice Festival
Munao Festival
Harvest Ceremony
ttuijia Festival
Filling-up-the-Storehouse Festival
Appendix: Chronological Table of the Chinese Dynasties
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