Sunday, June 8, 2008

祝各位端午节快了, Dumblings Day?


农历五月初五端午节,是华人最大的传统节日之一。端午亦称端五,“端”的意思和“初”相同,称“端五”也就如称“初五”;端五的“五”字又与“午”相通,按地支顺序推算,五月正是“午”月。又因午时为“阳辰”,所以端五也叫“端阳”。五月五日,月、日都是五,故称重五,也称重午。此外,端午还有许多别称,如:夏节、浴兰节、女儿节,天中节、地腊、诗人节等等。

端午节的别称之多,间接说明了端午节俗起源的歧出。事实也正是这样的。关于端午节的来源,时至今日至少有四、五种说法,诸如:纪念屈原说;吴越民族图腾祭说;起于三代夏至节说;恶月恶日驱避说,等等。迄今为止,影响最广的端午起源的观点是纪念屈原说。在民俗文化领域,我国民众把端午节的龙舟竞渡和吃粽子都与屈原联系起来。传说屈原投江以后,当地人民伤其死,便驾舟奋力营救,因有竞渡风俗;又说人们常放食品到水中致祭屈原,但多为蛟龙所食,后因屈原的提示才用楝树叶包饭,外缠彩丝,做成后来的粽子样。

How you celebrate this celebration? Usually chinese family member will gather and have dinner or lunch together to celebrate this celebration.Beside that the most important is eat dumblings. Have you eat dumblings today?

1 comment:

AnGeL On Earth said...

waa.... colorful...wan to eat xD