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CULTURE AND TRADITION
文化和传统

China is a vast country with a population of 1.3 billion and 56 individual ethnic groups. About 20% of the world’s population lives in China. Over the centuries and across many dynasties, various customs and festivals have developed. These traditions have been handed down the generations. Many are kept alive by the Chinese Diaspora which is spread across the globe.

中国拥有世界五分之一的人口和56个民族,几千年的文明历史积淀成了丰富多彩的风俗与节庆,这些文化传统被一代又一代的中国人在全球范围内传承并且发展。

Every year, Greater Manchester’s Chinese community celebrates events like Chinese New Year, the Mid-Autumn Festival and the Dragon Boat Festival. These occasions create a unique atmosphere and attract large numbers of visitors to the city.

曼彻斯特华人社区每年都会庆祝像春节、中秋节还有端午节之类的传统节日,这些活动营造了一个独特的文化氛围,并且吸引了大量的游客。

Less well known traditions are also observed in Manchester. The annual Qing Ming and Chong Yang festivals are held in Southern Cemetery in Chorlton, Manchester. These events are a chance for Chinese people to honour their dead ancestors.

同时曼城华人也庆祝一些不为西方人知晓的传统节日,如每年的清明节和重阳节都会在曼城南部 Southern Cemetery 公墓举行祭祀仪式, 每当这些时刻,华人拜祭过逝的祖先,慎终追远。

“ I devoted my life to arts. Money is not important to me because it is my talent and skill which has helped me through war and helped me settle down in Manchester. Now my children are grown up and living in this peaceful country. “ ~ Mrs. Law

“ 我把我的毕生献给了艺术,而钱对我来说并不重要了。 我的才能帮我活过了战争,并定居曼彻斯特。 现在我的孩子都已长大,我们一家在这片宁静的国土上过着平静的生活。  “ ~ 罗传志


“ If the bride's family hasn’t received a piglet after three days of the wedding, then that means the girl is not a virgin. That’s the custom. At the wedding banquet, the first dish is the roast piglet, this means the bride is pure. “ ~ Jenny Wong

“ I 按照习俗,婚宴上的第一道菜是烤乳猪,这是纯洁的象征。 新郎要在三天后送一头乳猪给新娘的家人,否则,就意味着新娘在结婚时已经不是处女身了。 “ ~ 黄叶莉薇


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Ann Law, Manchester Town Hall, around 1985