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清明节:Qingming Festival

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    清明是我国的二十四节气 之一。清明作为节日 ,与纯粹的节气又有所不同。节气是我国物候变化 、时令顺序的标志,而节日则包含着一定的风俗 活动 和某种纪念 意义。因此,这个节日中既有祭扫新坟生别死离的悲酸泪,又有踏青游玩的欢笑声,是一个富有特色 的节日。

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The Qingming Festival is one of the 24 seasonal division points in China, falling on April 4-6 each year. After the festival, the temperature will rise up and rainfall increases. It is the high time for spring plowing and sowing. But the Qingming Festival is not only a seasonal point to guide farm work, it is more a festival of commemoration. The Qingming Festival sees a combination of sadness and happiness.
    清明节 是我国传统 节日,也是最重要 的祭祀节日,是祭祖和扫墓的日子。汉族和一些少数民族大多都是在清明节扫墓。由于清明与寒食的日子接近,也变成为清明时节的一个习俗 ,清明之日不动烟火,只吃凉的食品。 按照旧的习俗,扫墓时,人们要携带酒食果品、纸钱等物品到墓地 ,将食物供祭在亲人墓前,再将纸钱焚化,为坟墓培上新土,折几枝嫩绿的新枝插在坟上,然后叩头行礼祭拜,最后吃掉酒食回家。
This is the most important day of sacrifice. Both the Han and minority ethnic groups at this time offer sacrifices to their ancestors and sweep the tombs of the diseased. Also, they will not cook on this day and only cold food is served.
    与清明节扫墓的悲哀相反,人们在这个春光明媚的日子里,也一样是可以享受 生活的。
In contrast to the sadness of the tomb sweepers, people also enjoy hope of spring on this day.
    放风筝 也是清明时节人们所喜爱的活动。每逢清明时节,人们不仅白天放,夜间也放。夜里在风筝下或风稳拉线上挂上一串串彩色的小灯笼,象闪烁的明星,被称为“神灯”。清明前后,春阳照临,春阳照临,春雨飞洒,种植树苗成活率高,成长快。因此,自古以来,我国就有清明植树 的习惯。有人还把清明节叫作“植树节”。植树风俗一直流传 至今。
People love to fly kites during the Qingming Festival. Kite flying is actually not limited to the Qingming Festival. Its uniqueness lies in that people fly kites not during the day, but also at night. A string of little lanterns tied onto the kite or the thread look like shining stars, and therefore, are called "god's lanterns." The Qingming Festival is also a time to plant trees, for the survival rate of saplings is high and trees grow fast later.

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