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Friday, January 20, 2012

Chap Goh May

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The fifteenth day of this celebration of the day 'Chap Goh May' is no less important. It is the last day of full moon, marking the close of this celebration.

The festival falls on the night of 15-day month, first month of Chinese Lunar. The day is also called the "Festival of Lights", because the lamps were lit at night as the main activity on the day of the festival.

Entitled 'onde-onde' and install the lights are the two main points of this festival. Why put the lights on Capgome Day?. In the year 180 BC, China was ruled by the Han Dynasty. The Emperor at that time, the emperor Liu Heng managed to break the rebellion movement. That day happened to the first 15 day of Chinese Lunar. To celebrate the success, Liu Heng ordered the lights installed across the country. Lamps in a variety of streets that day. The customs still practiced today.

The lamps are usually made with colored paper, shaped like mountains, buildings, people, crocodile, birds and animals. Now a sophisticated modern technology it made of fiber optics, lasers, sound and light control has also been used in the manufacture of lighting colors.
Not only the Chinese New Year celebrated by Chinese all over the world, but also celebrated by the Korean, Vietnamese, Mongolian and Miao (Chinese Hmong), which is influenced by China in terms of cultural and religious

2 comments:

  1. SALAM PERKENALAN,
    LONG PUBLIC HOLIDAY .. COME TO BANGI !

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  2. Salam perkenalan juga.. Thank you.. but sadly SM got a work to do.. huhuhuuhu..

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