Zhongyuan Festival is the name of Taoism, folk customs called July half, July 14 (another said July 15) ancestor worship Festival, Buddhism known as the Yulan basin Festival. Festival customs mainly include ancestor worship, river lantern, dead soul worship, paper ingot burning, land worship and so on. Its emergence can be traced back to the ancestor worship and related time sacrifice in ancient times. July is auspicious month and filial month. July and half is a festival for people to celebrate the harvest and reward the earth in the early autumn. Some crops are mature. As a rule, people should worship their ancestors and offer sacrifices with new rice to report the harvest to their ancestors. The festival is a traditional cultural festival in memory of the ancestors, and its cultural core is to respect the ancestors and fulfill filial piety.
In the book of changes, "seven" is a number of changes and rebirth. "The book of changes:" repeated its way, seven days to recover, Tianxing also The seventh is the number of Yang and the number of days. After the Yang Qi between heaven and earth is extinguished, it can be revived in seven days. This is the way of heaven and earth, and the principle of the cycle of growth and decline of yin and Yang. The folk choice of ancestor worship on July 14 (February 7) is related to the number of revivals. The Zhongyuan festival of Taoism and the Yulan basin festival of Buddhism are set on July 15.
"July half" was originally a folk ancestor worship festival in ancient times, but it was called "Zhongyuan Festival", which originated from the Taoism after the Eastern Han Dynasty. In Buddhism, July and half is called the "Yulan basin Festival". In a certain sense, the festival of ancestor worship in the half of July belongs to the folk customs, the Zhongyuan Festival belongs to Taoism, and the Yulan basin Festival belongs to Buddhism.
Ancestor worship on July 14 / 15 is a traditional cultural festival popular in the countries of Chinese character culture circle and overseas Chinese areas. It is also a traditional ancestor worship festival of the Chinese nation with new year's Eve, Qingming Festival and Chongyang Festival. In May 2010, the Ministry of culture of the people's Republic of China (MOC) selected the "Zhongyuan Festival" declared by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and listed it in the national intangible cultural heritage list.
Release Time:2021-01-02 16:29:43
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