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Festivals at Lifechanyuan

Xuefeng

 

First, we don't oppose people to celebrate festivals they love, that are their freedom and choice.

Festival has eight implications: congratulation and celebration, reunion, praying for good fortune, gratitude, offering sacrifice and holding memorial ceremony, praising, purifying and gathering people's hearts and keeping going.

Festival has eight major forms: natural festival, religious festival, state festival, political party's festival, cultural festival, group festival, custom festival and special festival.

Lifechanyuan reveres to the Greatest Creator, life and nature, and follows the way of the Greatest Creator; so Lifechanyuan does not celebrate the following festivals.

 

1 Religious festival

Such as Christmas Day, Easter Day, Phi Ta Khon Festival (Buddha's Birth Day), The Ghost Festival, Ramadan, Corban Festival, festival of pure man of Taoism.

2 Festivals of a country or state

Such as National Day, Independence Day, Republic Day, Union Day, Revolutionary Festival.

3 Political party's festival

Such as Party Founding Day, Army Day.

4 Festivals of a certain person

Such as Commemoration Day, Birthday.

5 Festivals praising of some people or possessing petty bourgeois sentiment

Such as Nurses' Day, Women's day, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, April Fools' Day, Youth Day, Teacher's Day, Children's Day, Journalist's Day.

6 Farfetched festivals

Such as International Anti-Illiteracy Day, World Tourism Day, International Music Day, World College Festival, Fire Control Awareness Day, International Football Day, Tree-Planting Day.

7 Regional festivals

Such as Fashion Day, the Torch Festival, Planting Day, Peony Festival, Festival of "Offering a Sacrifice to Dragon", Log Drum Festival, Snow Festival, Festival of Enjoying Peach blossom Day.

8 Festivals related to ghost and gods

Such as Ghost Festival, God Festival, Masquerade Day.

Lifechanyuan's festivals must be joyous, natural, comfortable, happy, grateful, optimistic, warm and beneficial.

Such as New Year's Day, Spring Festival, Festival of Lanterns, Tomb-sweeping Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-autumn Festival, The Double Ninth Festival, the Water-Sprinkling Festival.

Notes: the information above is confined to Lifechanyuan, which doesn't limit the world out of Lifechanyuan.

 

April 4th, 2007

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