Origin of Chinese New Year Festival

The origins of ancient traditional festivals are related to ancient primitive beliefs, sacrifice culture, and human and natural cultural content such as celestial phenomena and calendars. According to the research results of modern anthropology and archeology, the two most primitive beliefs of mankind are the belief in heaven and earth and the belief in ancestors. Most of the ancient traditional festivals were formed by the ancient people s choice of Jiri day sacrifices, in order to thank the gods and ancestors for their activities. The early festival culture reflected the humanistic spirit of ancient people s natural worship, unity of heaven and humanity, careful pursuit, and solid root of thought; a series of sacrifice activities contained the profound cultural connotation of respect and morality. The formation of the New Year s Day (Yuan Festival ) covers humanities philosophy and natural laws.

The concept of year-old comes from the ancient calendar, Pangu King Table and Three-Life Association and so on: The name of the emperor s ancestral system, where the age is. The year -old means shooting (primitive stem branch), and is also also called year-old star and too old . The sixty year old uses the sixty-five Jiazi (Dry Branch Age Method) as the operating cycle, reciprocating. In the development of inheritance, later generations simplified this set of multi-syllable terms of the epoch (years) into a single word, which has been recorded in a contrastive relationship with the simplified branches in Erya and Shiji. Such as: Tai Sui in Yinyue Sheitige, in Yiyue Dan 阏, … in Ziyue s drowsiness, in ugly Yu Chifenruo (speaking Erya · Shitian ). The ancients used the heaven and earth as the carrier. The heaven and earth carried the heavenly way, and the earth support carried the earth and earth; imaged in the sky, formed on the ground, and transported by people; therefore , the heavenly and earthly branches were set up to support the heaven and earth. The positioning of the heavens and the earth, the time and space of the main branch and the ten-day branch and the twelve earth branches form the sixty cycle epoch method . December and the twenty-four solar terms are its basic content. The Qianzhi era begins with the month of Jianyin, with the handle of the Big Dipper pointing to the north and east, and then rotates clockwise to start the one-year (year ) journey. Yin position is the position of the gossip of the day after tomorrow. It is the position of the beginning and end of the year-end. It represents the beginning and end. For example, Yi Shuo Gua Chuan said: Gen , the northeast hexagram is also the beginning of the creation of all things. Also. From the beginning of the spring to the next one, that is one year old, and the beginning of the year is the beginning of the year.

The establishment of the ancient Ganzhi calendar provided the prerequisites for the festival. Primitive beliefs and sacrifice culture were important factors for the formation of the New Year s Day. The ganzhi era method, the first month builds Yin, the first spring is the first year, and the festival is the first month. The Spring Festival evolved from the ritual of the year-end prayer. In ancient times, people started a new year-old year after the end of farming at the age of one year, and held sacrifice activities to sacrifice the gods and ancestors of heaven and earth to pray for the good year. Although the ancient rituals are dim and difficult to understand, some ancient customs can still be found in the later ceremonies; for example, parts of Lingnan have the custom of worshiping the New Year at the beginning of the new year, and the grand worship during the new year Ancestor ritual worship activities can be seen from the clues of the ancient ancestors praying for the New Year. In the original sense, the head of the year refers to the beginning of spring. The beginning of spring reflects the change of the winter and spring seasons. When the day resembles the handle back to Yin, the transformation of yin and yang, the yang and the qi, and the goods and springs all mean that a new cycle has begun. The beginning of spring marks the beginning of all things and the meaning of all the rebirth, so the beginning of spring is the beginning of the year, that is, the year festival. The origin and development of the Spring Festival is a process that is gradually formed, perfected and popularized subtly. As an important part of Chinese traditional culture, the Spring Festival culture reflects the profound and profound Chinese cultural heritage , and also records the colorful social life and cultural content of ancient people.

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