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放河灯 River Lanterns

wh  10-09-03 15:07

 

      成都是一个很休闲很人文的城市,每到中国的传统佳节,到锦江河畔看河灯,已是成都一景。
      听老成都人说,早先要是谁家死了人,请和尚做完道场以后,晚上一家人就来到河边,用经桐油浸泡的牛皮纸做成的莲花或小船,倒入清油,再放上灯草,点燃以后放入河中,让灯顺水漂去,以此形式寄托哀思。
        现在放河灯已不仅仅是思念逝者,已经演变成人们祈福的一种习俗,所以每逢传统节日尤其是端午节、中秋节,到锦江河畔放河灯,是非常热闹的!两岸人流如潮,每家人手里都拿着自己做的或者买的莲花灯,在灯托上写下对逝去亲人的思念和自己美好的心愿,怀着虔诚的心点燃蜡烛,在河边排队等候。当人们将河灯放入水中的那一刻,心里的激动、紧张都写在烛光映红的脸庞上,大家都希望烛光不会在自己的视野中熄灭,小小河灯会将希望和思念带到远方,为亲人祈福,让自己放飞心情。
      当潺潺的流水带着朵朵莲花灯随波起伏,顺江而下,摇曳的烛光星星点点,在合江亭下汇成流光溢彩的一大片,与安顺廊桥的倒影合在一起,红红的、亮亮的,真的很美。

 

 

Chengdu is a city of leisure and culture. It is really a beautiful view to watch river lanterns in Jinjiang river on Chinese traditional festivals.
Old people in Chengdu say that, a long time ago, when a family member passed away, after inviting monks make ceremony for him or her, the whole family would come to the riverside and put oil and wicks into lotus flowers or boats made of oiled brown paper and light them. Their lanterns drifted away in the river. It is a way of releasing grief.
Nowadays, to place lanterns in the river is only a way of releasing grief, but also a custom to pray for happiness. Therefore, on festivals, especially on Dragon Boat Festival or Middle Autumn Festival, many people go to place lanterns in the Jinjiang River. With own-made or bought lanterns in hand, people write their wishes and their longings to their passed-away family members. They will light the candles in their lanterns and wait in queue on the riverside. At the moment people place their lanterns, you can the excitement on their faces. They all hope that the candles will go out in their sight and the small lanterns will bring hope and blessing to place far away. They feel relieved after praying happiness for their relatives.
The loquacious water flows with lotus lanterns. The candle lights look like stars in the sky. Near Hejiang Pavilion, you can enjoy a view of thousands of glittering red lanterns mixing with the reflection of the veranda. It is really a beautiful scene.


 

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