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SPRING  FESTIVAL  2007
Chinese New Year - Year of Pig

斗湖普照寺新春慶祝


 

斗湖佛教居士林(普照寺)
The Tawau Buddhist Lodge

20-2-2007 TUE 1:06PM

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步步高昇 Onward and upward

財路興旺 Thriving Source of wealth

東成西就 Success in multi achievements

成就理想 Great Accomplishments

美麗健康 Beautiful and healthy

相親相愛 Loving each other

增福增慧 Increasing in Blessing and Wisdom

圓滿幸福 Satisfactorily and happiness


孔明燈
除夕孔明燈

 

除夕放飞孔明灯,对着孔明灯许愿。看 孔明灯带着我们的心愿缓缓升上空中,大家忍不住一起欢呼,那个情景犹记在心

孔明燈已有二百年多年歷史,並成為開始向上天祈福的一項民間活動

 

Photo : 斗湖除夕放飞孔明灯

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

孔明燈又叫天燈 , 相傳是由三國時的諸葛孔明所發明 。 當年,諸葛孔明被司馬懿圍困於平陽,無法派兵出城求救。孔明算準風向 , 製成會飄浮的紙燈籠 , 繫着求救的訊息,其後果然脫險,於是後世就叫這種燈做孔明燈。

孔明燈像一個一邊開口的紙製大圓桶,直徑可大至十多米。四周用竹做架,糊上棉紙,下面開口處用篾圈作底座。桶內四周綑上控制繩,用來把開始上升的孔明燈拉直。底座之上一十字木架,上面綑上沾有煤油的布條。

底座點火時,燃着油布條,燈內充滿受熱的空氣。熱空氣往上升 , 會把整個孔明燈徐徐帶起,遠看就像空中飄着的一個大火球。

放孔明燈的原因是用來傳遞訊息,用來占卜吉凶,現在多作為祈福之用。

升放孔明燈,既可增添喜慶的氣氛. 升放時的壯觀及與祈願連繫起來,因此受到斗湖華人的喜愛。


Fireworks is part of  Spring Festival celebrations,  exploding firecrackers mark the beginning of a new Luna Year of Pig.

Photo at left show firework at Tawau in the Chinese New Year Eve.

 

People enjoy the crowds and fireworks, even if they don't really understand the traditions very deeply. There is some confusion about what the holiday means and why the date changes every year, but overall, people are intrigued by it

While the old generations still go through all of the rituals of cleaning and decorating the home, preparing delicious food, visiting relatives and worshiping ancestors, the young  siblings only visit their parents for the Chinese New Year Eve dinner.

Old people think the Spring Festival means new clothes, firecrackers and delicious 'niangao'  New Year cakes made of sticky rice, but the young generation take it as an opportunity to relax or travel.  Some young people don't celebrate with as many colorful decorations as before, but that's not a way to measure how important a holiday is. Chinese are doing well in economy and life is getting better but stressful. They need the psychological comfort of a family reunion during traditional festivals.



 


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