Chinese Halloween!农历七月鬼门开啰!

《Chinese Halloween!农历七月鬼门开啰!》

农历七月是中国俗称的「鬼月」,本周八月七日是农历七月初一,也是中国民间习俗「鬼门开」的日子。相传在这一天,地狱门大开,鬼魂重返人间,人们会避免玩水、晚归,并在月中举行祭祀活动。世界各地也有鬼节,如日本七月或八月的盆舞节、泰国六月鬼节,或西方著名的10月31日万圣节。

The 7th lunar month in Chinese calendar is known as “the Ghost Month.”  This August 7th happened to be the first day of the 7th lunar month, which in Chinese tradition is the day when the gate of Hades is open.  It is said from this day on, the gate of the hell is open to set ghosts free to the living world.  People usually avoid waters or staying out late, and also during this lunar month, fetes will be held to offer to the wandering spirits.  There are different ghost festivals around the world, such as the Japanese Bon Odori in July or August, Phi Ta Khon of Tailand in June, or the famous western Halloween on October 31st.

 

《关 键字》

1.      农历 (n.) nónglì

the lunar calendar

2.      鬼(魂) (n.) guǐ (hún)

ghost

3.      相传 (ph.) xiāngchuán  

tradition has it that

4.      地狱 (n.) dìyù

hell

5.      晚归 (v.) wănguī

to come home late

6.      祭祀 (v.) jìsì

to offer sacrifices to+N

 

《参考网站》

1.      http://www.chinatimes.com/newspapers/7%E6%9C%88%E9%AC%BC%E9%96%80%E9%96%8B-%E5%A6%96%E6%80%AA%E6%9D%91%E7%BE%A4%E5%A6%96%E4%BA%82%E8%88%9E-20130808000559-260107

2.      http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%86%9C%E5%8E%86%E4%B8%83%E6%9C%88

3.      http://baike.baidu.com/view/21843.htm

 

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