关于“重阳节”的英语知识,你知道吗?

农历九月九日,为传统的重阳节。因为古老的《易经》中把“六”定为阴数,把“九”定为阳数,九月九日,日月并阳,两九相重,故而叫重阳,也叫重九,古人认为是个值得庆贺的吉利日子,并且从很早就开始过此节日。

在1989年,我国把每年的九月九日定为老人节,传统与现代巧妙地结合,成为尊老、敬老、爱老、助老的老年人的节日。

1、重阳节的英文

Double Ninth Festival / Chung Yeung Festival(重阳节);

Seniors’ Day (老人节);

Height Ascending Festival(登高节);

Chrysanthemum Festival(菊花节);

Traditional Chinese Festivals – Double-Ninth Day(九九重阳节);

2、重阳节的传统

Showing respect to the seniors(尊敬长辈)

Climbing mountains(登山)

Eating Chongyang cakes(吃重阳饼)

Drinking chrysanthemum wine(喝菊花酒)

Enjoying chrysanthemum and sticking chrysanthemum(赏菊和插菊花)

3、重阳节的传说

During the East Han Dynasty, there was a devil of the plague in the Ruhe River. As long as it showed up, people got sick and even died. People living around the Ruhe River suffered a lot from the disease ravaged by demons.

相传东汉时期,汝河有个瘟魔,它只要一出现,家家都有人病倒,天天都有人丧命。周边百姓受尽了瘟魔的蹂躏。

There lived a man named Huan Jing. His parents died from the plague and he almost died. After he recovered, Huan Jing decided to learn the magic arts and killed the devil of the plague. Huan Jing heard that there an immortal lived in the eastern area. He took a long journey and finally found the immortal. The immortal was moved by his behavior and taught Huan Jing how to kill the devil of the plague.

有一位叫桓景的一个年轻人,一场瘟疫夺走了青年桓景的父母,他自己也因病差点毕命。病愈之后,他决心出去访仙学艺,为民除掉瘟魔。桓景四处访师寻道,终于打听到在东方有一座最古老的山,山上有一个法力无边的仙长,桓景不畏艰险和路途的遥远,终于找到了那个有着神奇法力的仙长,仙长为他的精神所感动并教给他降妖剑术。

One day, the immortal told Huan Jing that the devil of the plague would show up again on the ninth day of the ninth month, and he asked Huan Jing to go back to kill it. When Huan Jing went back, he asked the whole family to go to a mountain and sent everyone a Zhuyu leaf and a glass of chrysanthemum wine. When the devil of the plague emerged from the water, it got dizzy from the scent of the Zhuyu and the chrysanthemum. At that time, Huan Jing took the sword and killed the devil of the plague. Since then, climbing mountains has become a custom on the Double Ninth Festival.

一天,仙长把桓景叫到跟前说:“明天是九月初九,瘟魔又要出来作恶,你本领已经学成,应该回去为民除害了”。桓景回到家乡,把乡亲们领到了附近的一座山上,发给每人一片茱萸叶,一盅菊花酒,做好了降魔的准备。中午时分,随着几声怪叫,瘟魔冲出汝河,但是瘟魔刚扑到山下,突然闻到阵阵茱萸奇香和菊花酒气,便戛然止步,脸色突变,这时桓景手持降妖宝剑追下山来,几个回合就把温魔刺死剑下,从此九月初九登高避疫的风俗年复一年地流传下来。