Tomb-sweeping Day! Let the spring be more green

2022-05-16 0 By

Another year of spring grass green, pear wind is qingming.”At the age of 100 questions” said: “All things grow at this time, are clean and bright, so that the Qingming Festival.Qingming festival, all things in the past to introduce the new, the earth is vibrant, showing the spring and scenery, all things recovery.”Tomb-sweeping Day” is derived from qingming, one of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese lunar calendar.The 24 solar terms, vernal equinox connected with qingming, spring is the most nostalgia season.Green grass, willow yiyi, peach blossom pear flowers, competing open, this is the most beautiful season of the year.So, “Qingming festival” is why?What culture does it inherit?The origin of the Qingming Festival, it is said that began in ancient emperors and generals “tomb offering” ceremony, later folk also imitate, in this day ancestor worship, successive generations and become a fixed custom of the Chinese nation.It is also said that the custom of qingming Festival came from the cold Food Festival set up by Duke Wen of jin in memory of Jie Zitui.One hundred and five days after the winter solstice is called “cold food”. In the past, fire and cold food were forbidden on this day, so it is also called “cold Festival” and “no-smoking Festival”.Legend has it that in the Spring and Autumn Period, Duke Wen of the Jin Dynasty, after he ascended the throne, highly rewarded those who had accompanied him in exile, but forgot Jie Zitui.After hearing this, Duke Wen of the State of Jin felt ashamed and took people to invite Jie Zitui. At this time, Jie Zitui had retired to Mian Mountain.Mian Mountain high road risk, dense trees.A man came up with a plan to burn Mian Mountain on three sides and force Jie zitui out.Fire all over the Mian mountain, and finally people found Jie Zitui died under a willow tree, and found a blood from the tree hole, wrote: “Cut your heart, I hope the Lord chang Qing Ming.”In memory of Jie, Duke Wen of the State of Jin decreed that this day be designated as “Cold Food Festival”.In the second year, Duke Wen of the State of Jin led his ministers to climb the mountain and found the old willow dead and resurrected.He gave the old willow as “Qingming Willow”, the day after the Cold Food Festival as qingming Festival.Tomb-sweeping Day and Cold Food Festival were originally two different festivals. Tomb-sweeping day was originally the content of cold Food Festival. As the two festivals were linked, with the change of times, Tomb-sweeping Day slowly replaced the status of cold Food Festival and evolved into the Tomb-sweeping Day of today.In fact, in the pre-Qin period, there was the custom of sweeping tombs, but not limited to the Qingming Festival.In the Tang and Song dynasties, Qingming festival gradually became a festival centering on ancestor worship and tomb sweeping, integrating the custom of fire prohibition and cold food with shangsi outing and other custom activities.Therefore, qingming Festival is also known as outing Festival, March Festival, ancestor worship festival.Every Qingming Festival, people will return to their hometown to participate in ancestor worship activities to remember their ancestors.The qingming festival and custom culture fully embodies the humanistic spirit of paying respect to ancestors and pursuing a distant destination with caution.With the development of The Times, people’s awareness of environmental protection is increasing, and some ideas and behaviors are also changing.In babaoshan funeral home, held a theme of “cloud on the memory of water soluble Acacia” cloud collective sacrifice activities.”Water soluble acacia, you and I connected, paper appeals, qingming prayers.”In the warm host words, the staff will write the message of the deceased family members into the water gently, so that the missing of the family members with paper boats, water soluble flowers, and water integration.Later, the staff offered flowers to the deceased and hung thousands of paper cranes and yellow ribbons on the treetops to express good wishes.The letter paper and paper boat used in the water-soluble sacrifice are all made of water-soluble paper, which is made of wood pulp synthesized by plants. The words on the paper are written with food-grade pigments, which dissolve in water and are safe and pollution-free.The ceremony will also be made into a video and released online.In a community in Hangzhou, a low-carbon and environmentally friendly sacrifice was held with the theme of “new civilization and old people in mind”.The community organized a variety of healthy and civilized sacrificial activities, including making silk flower offerings to the deceased and sending letters of missing to the deceased.One of the most eye-catching is a “memorial wall” of gratitude made of cloth with a light background. They write down their blessings to the deceased. Some of them wish for their relatives, some pay tribute to their comrades, some remember their friends…It is a special way for people to honor their ancestors and loved ones who have passed away.In Gansu, all parts of the Qingming Festival safety civilization sacrifice proposal, advocating people consciously set up green environmental awareness, actively cultivate civilized, green and simple modern sacrifice new wind.By planting grass, planting memorial trees, long-distance offering for spring outing, reading classics, offering sacrifices on the Internet, exchanging flowers for paper money, sending condolences with ribbons, and sending space-time mailboxes, the public has carried out green civilization sacrifice, and their awareness of environmental protection has been significantly improved.Affected by the epidemic and other factors, “online mourning” has quietly become a new way for people to express their condolences and remember their ancestors in recent years.Although the form is different, the affection is still the same.The behavior of burning paper to burn incense and setting off firecrackers is less, and a variety of civilized sacrificial methods have become people’s first choice.Qingming, the true feelings of the blood is still in the inheritance.Source: China Environment Author: Cheng Jian