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Why do Chinese Fly kites on Qingming Festival为什么清明放风筝

Flying kites is a traditional activity on on Qingming Festival or Tomb-Sweeping Day. 放风筝是清明时节人们喜爱的一项活动。

Flying kites is a traditional activity on on Qingming Festival or Tomb-Sweeping Day. People like flying kites on Qingming Festival or Tomb-Sweeping Day, no matter in the daytime or at night. In the evening, they attach strings of little colorful lanterns to the kite or the thread, which look like twinkling stars in the sky, giving them the name "sacred lantern". In the past, some people would cut off the thread when the kite flew to the sky, letting it drift to wherever the wind took it. It is said that this can cure diseases, prevent disasters and bring good luck.

New words:
风筝fēnɡ zhenɡ:kite
放风筝fànɡ fēnɡzhenɡ:fly kites
清明节qīnɡmínɡ jié:Tomb-sweeping day

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  [Editor:一尾鱼   2013/03/27/]

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