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Traditional Festivals

  • Guobin Xu
  • Yanhui Chen
  • Lianhua Xu
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Abstract

Chapter  10, “Traditional Festivals,” was written by Wang Yan and translated by Xiong Xiyuan. This chapter begins with a discussion of the characteristics of traditional Chinese festivals (agriculture-oriented and secular), then introduces four major festivals—the Spring Festival, the Clear and Bright Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, and the Mid-Autumn Festival—and three minor festivals—the Lantern Festival, the Magpie Festival, and the Double Ninth Festival. Finally, some significant festivals observed by China’s different ethnic groups are described briefly.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guobin Xu
    • 1
  • Yanhui Chen
    • 1
  • Lianhua Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.Guangdong University of Foreign StudiesGuangzhouChina

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