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Friday, February 12, 2010

imlek 2010 is the year of tiger


Red lanterns hung over the Lunar New Year celebration as the meaning of luck 

Lunar New Year is the most important celebration of Tionghoa. Lunar New Year celebration begins on the first day of the first month (Chinese: 正月; pinyin: Zheng Yuè) in penaggalan Tionghoa and ends with Cap Go Meh in date to fifteen (at the time of full moon). New Year's Eve is known as Chúxī imlek which means "night turn of the year".
In Tionkok, customs and traditions associated with the area the Chinese New Year celebration is very diverse. However, all of which share many common themes such as the banquet dinner on New Year's Eve, as well as triggering fireworks. Although the Chinese calendar traditionally did not use the number continuous years, dating Tionghoa outside China often numbered from the reign of Huang Ti. At least now there are three years numbered 1 are used by various experts, so that in the year 2009 AD "In Tionghoa" could be the year 4707, 4706, or 4646

Celebrated in areas with tribal population of Indonesians, the Lunar New Year is considered a major holiday for people Tionghoa and have influence in the new year celebrations in China's geographic neighbors, and culture interact with people Tionghoa widespread. These include Korea, Mongolia, Nepal, Bhutan, Vietnam, and Japan (before 1873). In Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and other countries or regions with Han Chinese population significantly, the Chinese New Year is also celebrated, and has, in varying degrees, become part of traditional culture of these countries.

Before the Qin Dynasty, the date of the celebration of the beginning of something still not clear. It is possible that originated early in the month 1 during the Xia Dynasty, month 12 during the Shang Dynasty, and month 11 during the Zhou Dynasty in China. Leap month is used to ensure Tionghoa calendar in line with the circular around the sun, is always added after the 12 months since the Shang Dynasty (according to the prediction of bone records) and Zhou (according to Sima Qian). China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang to exchange and establish that the year begins in the month tionghoa 10 in 221 BC. In 104 BC, Emperor Wu who reigned during the Han Dynasty set in year 1 as the beginning until now.

the myth
According to legend, long ago, Nian () is a man-eating giant from the mountains (or in a variety of other saga, from the bottom of the sea), which appears in late winter to eat the crops, livestock and even villagers. Merka ourselves to protect the people put food in front of their door in the early years. It is believed that doing so Nian would eat food that has been prepared and they will not attack people or stealing cattle and harvest results. At one time, people saw that Nian fled in terror after a meeting with a small child wearing a red dress. Residents then believing that Nian was afraid would be red, so that every time a new year is coming, the villagers would hang lanterns and red Kerta scrolls in the window and door. They also use fireworks to scare Nian. Pengurisan customs berkempang Nian then became the New Year celebration. Guo nian (traditional: 过年; language Tionghoa: 过年), which means "welcome the new year", which literally means "away Nian". [1] [2]
Since then, Nian never come back to the village. Nian eventually arrested by Laozu Hongjun, a Taoist priest and then became a vehicle Nian Honjun Laozu.

Around the new year people congratulating each other with the sentence:
 * Simple script Tionghoa: 恭喜 发财 - Traditional Tionghoa script: 恭喜 发财 = "congratulations and good fortune much", read:
          o "Gōngxǐ fācái" (Mandarin)
          o "Kung hei fat choi" (Cantonese)
          o "hi Kiong Huat cai" (Hokkien)
          o "Kiong hi fat choi" (language Hakka)
    * "Xīnnián kuàilè" (新年 ) = "Happy New Year"

 Lunar New Year in Indonesia
 In Indonesia, during 1965-1998, the celebration of Lunar New Year is celebrated banned in public. Presidential Instruction No. 14 of 1967, the New Order regime under President Suharto, prohibits all things Indonesians, including Lunar New Year.
 Sino communities in Indonesia to regain the freedom to celebrate Lunar New Year in 2000 when President Abdurrahman Wahid revoked Presidential Instruction No. 14/1967. President Megawati Sukarnoputri and then followed up by issuing a Presidential Decree No. 19/2001 dated 9 April 2001 which inaugurated the Lunar New Year a national holiday. Began in 2002, the official Lunar New Year as one of national holiday.


General Viagra said...

Thank for the information. I think that It is nice to know those kind of event because it is a part of culture of another country.

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