The Double Ninth Festival - the ninth day of the ninth lunar month
The "Chong Yang Festival" is celebrated on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, and it is as such known as the Double Ninth Festival.
The festival began as early as the Warring States Period (475-221BC). According to the yin/yang dichotomy that forms a basis to the Chinese world view, yin represents the elements of darkness and yang represents life and brightness. The number nine is regarded as yang. The ninth day of the ninth month is a double yang day, hence the name "Chong Yang Festival". (Chong means "repeat" in Chinese.) The ninth month also heralds the approach of winter. It is a time when the living need warm clothing, and filial Chinese sons and daughters extended this to make the festival a time for providing winter clothes for their ancestors. The Double Ninth Festival, therefore, also became an occasion to visit the graves of dead family members. Clothes made of paper would then be burnt as offerings.
The 9th day of the 9th lunar month is the traditional Chongyang Festival, or Double Ninth Festival. It usually falls in October in the Gregorian calendar. In an ancient and mysterious book Yi Jing, or The Book of Changes, number "6" was thought to be of Yin character, meaning feminine or negative, while number "9" was thought to be Yang, meaning masculine or positive. So the number nine in both month and day create the Double Ninth Festival, or Chongyang Festival. Chong in Chinese means "double." Also, as double ninth was pronounced the same as the word to signify "forever", both are "Jiu Jiu," the Chinese ancestors considered it an auspicious day worth celebration. That"s why ancient Chinese began to celebrate this festival long time ago.
The 9th day of September in the lunar calendar is "the Chinese Chong Yang Festival" and a happy occasion in autumn. According to the traditional theory of "Yin" and "Yang", both the 9th month and the 9th day of the month belong to "Yang", which means positive and masculine, and "Chong" means double, thus it is called "Chong Yang".
People often gather for a party,appreciate chrysanthemums, pin the leaves of Cornus on clothes. And the custom of climbing mountains and eating a special cake also features the day.
Chritmas is the day that Jesus Christ was born. People in the world celebrate and worship this day in his honor. The santa claus will come out and send presents for children. Christmas cards and decorated trees are all over the place. The carolling of Christmas songs echo through the air. I am not a Chirstian, but I also enjoy the atmosphere of Chrismas. I wish everybody have a merry Chirismas.
On December 25, people around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Some people celebrate by giving gifts. Children may be thanking Santa Claus for new toys. They may also be going to church with their families. Christmas has so many traditions and symbols associated with it, that it"s hard to determine exactly how it came to be the celebration it is today.
Christmas is one of the most important celebrations of the year for the western countries. It falls on the twenty- fifth of December and has the same importance as Chinese New Year to people with English backgrounds. The celebration is for the birth of Jesus Christ, who is the son of God in Christianity. Now days Christmas is no longer only celebrated by the Christians, but by most people from all over the world.
On the twenty- fourth of December everyone gets excited for it’s the day before Christmas which is called Christmas Eve. The children are usually sent to bed early and are warned that “Santa Claus will only come and give you a present if you be good.” The younger kids actually believe that Santa will come down the chimney on the sleigh that’s pulled by his reindeers. Food like short bread and beer are prepared for Santa when he comes, however most times parents just eat them. Some children put socks and sacks up for the holding of the presents (that their parents put in).
Rise and shine on Christmas morning! The children are always the first ones to wake up, some even do at four. Present wrappers everywhere! They look into their presents with a big smile on their face and oh dear….I hope no one’s disappointed. I feel sorry for anyone that got pink underwear. Children play while dinner is prepared by the adults. The Christmas dinner are usually eaten together by relatives. The tradition of Christmas pudding and roosters are usually eaten with deserts afterwards. The rest of the day is usually games and fun before the good days all come to an end.
I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
On Christmas morning, the children wake up very early. Some even turn on the light at two o"clock, and most of them are awake by six o"clock, and the young ones play while the dinner is prepared. At about one o"clock in the afternoon, the Christmas dinner is brought in. The turkey or chicken is quickly eaten. Children search in their Christmas pudding for new coins which are hidden in it. The rest of the day is full of games and eating until the happiest of all Christmas holidays comes to an end.
Christmas Day falls on the twenty-fifth of December. It is a very happy day for many boys and girls. Before the term ends in some schools, the children act a nativity or “birth” play, showing how Jesus was born in a stable.
Christmas is the most important festival in the western world. It falls on December 25th. When my mother and I stayed in America, we were invited by one of my mother"s friends to have Christmas with an American family. We bought some presents for our American friends on our way to their house.
They had prepared different kinds of gifts for their family and guests when we got to their house, such as Christmas candles, cakes, cards, little toys, biscuits and so on. A Christmas tree was placed in the comer of the brilliant hall. How beautiful it was! We were impressed by these. We had a big meal. After dinner, they told us some interesting stories about Christmas. We learned that Christmas had something to do with God. We went to bed at midnight. Though we knew the Santa Claus was not true, we were still waiting for the Santa Claus with white beard to bring us we received many beautiful presents the next morning.
This Christmas was really unforgettable. Not only did I have a good time, but also I knew something about foreign culture.
Christmas Day,the 25th of December,is the biggest festival celebrated in the Christian countries of the everyone enjoys Christmas Day,it is particularly enjoyed by children,who get very excited because of the presents they know they are going to children believe that their presents are brought by Santa Claus.
Santa Claus is a kind of old man who,the children are told,lives at the North travels through the sky on a sleigh which is pulled by reindeers and loaded with on the roof of houses,he enters by climbing the small children go to bed on Christmas Eve,they hang a stocking at the end of their parents warn them not to try to look at Father Christmas,or he will not leave them they wake,they find their stockings filled with are very excited on Christmas morning and always wake up early.
Christmas is also a family any members of the family as possible.
Evely nation has its own folk festivals. The spring festival is the chief holiday in china while christmas is the most important redletter day in the western world。
the spring festival and christmas have much in common. Both are prepared to create a joyous atmosphere; both offer a family reunion with a square feast: and both satisfy the children with new clothes, lovely presents and delicious food. However, the chinese spring festival has no religious background while christmas has something to do with god and there is santa claus with white heard to bring children presents. The westerners send each other christmas cards for greetings while the chinese people pay a call on each other。
nowadays, some of the chinese youth has begun to celebrate christmas, following the example of the westerners. Perhaps they do so just for fun and out of curiosity.
Today is Christmas, families of children at home ready to Santa"s coming. There are a lot of kids get gifts when scamper, merrily merrily, their heart was very happy.
But in a cold corner of the city, there lived a poor girl I saw the little girl wearing thin ragged separates, thin little face cold blue, a pair of bare feet red with cold, how she want to have a warm home! Orphaned at an early age don"t want to because she was doing the orphans, because today is Christmas the girl hope to use this opportunity to let her have a home, flash through the window into the Christmas day night can see a golden beam into a white-haired old man, the old man said: "I am a Santa Claus, you don"t want to have a home", the little girl said: "can you give me a home", shanta smiled said: "of course, with that hat on the head for the little girl." Santa Claus said: "as long as you make a wish before Christmas hat then your dreams will come true." With that Santa Claus disappear immediately the little girl said: before Christmas hat "MaoEr, MaoEr magical MaoEr let me have a home." The little girl immediately have a home, the little girl was so happy!
Ah! I wish the girl contented XinFu day!
Christmas night, I put away a Christmas stockings on the head of a bed, also left some cookies, then fell asleep early. I seem to see Santa Claus in a dream, his hair and beard are Snow White, his red clothes all with white lace. Look again carefully, Santa Claus is so warm.
See that Santa Claus, put some candy, toys quietly into my Christmas stockings. But Santa Claus hands holding a special gift, also don"t know where she put the gift in the, he then picked up a biscuit and went away.
I turn off the bed is looking for, ha! Ha! Ha! Originally is my long-awaited racing, I picked up the car left see right to see, fondle admiringly wow! At that moment, a burst cries that lets me, is it"s time to eat breakfast. Rubbing his bleary toward the head of a bed, I really have a brand-new car, Christmas stockings are full of candy.
At this moment, my in the mind have say a happiness!