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The role of Chinese gods is closely related to the daily life of Chinese people, many of them are "scheduled" to fulfill their particular duty by our ancestors in the Lunar Calendars.
Now let's start, welcome to get to know these great gods with Chuanmener
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Sunday, February 5, 2023
the fifteenth day of the first lunar month
Chinese Lantern Festival
Theme: The Chinese Lantern Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the first lunar month. It marks the first full moon of the new lunar year and the end of the Chinese New Year period. Chinese New year, also called Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, marks the beginning of the Spring season. The Chinese Lantern Festival marks the final day of these celebrations. On this day Heaven Official God comes down to deliver blessings to the people.
Spring Festival is the start of the Spring of the new Lunar Year, and Lantern Festival is the "Finale" of the New Year Celebration. After this day, Chinese New Year taboos are no longer in effect, and all New Year decorations are taken down. The lanterns symbolize people officially letting go of the past year and welcoming the new year with good fortune.
Heaven Official God
Blessings from the Heaven Official God, in the picture, the Heaven Officials wear official hats, five long beards, robes, jade belts, and a scroll of "Blessings from Heaven Officials" in his hands;
There are bats flying from the sky, indicating that good luck will come from the sky. Blessing from Heavenly Officials is an auspicious word commonly used by the people, which means good fortune and good luck from heaven. Here, the pronunciation of the word "bat" for bat is the same as that of "Fú" (福 Luck).
The Heaven Official is an immortal in ancient legends, named Shangyuan Yipin Blessing Heaven Official, Emperor Ziwei. According to Chinese folk legend, Heaven Official God goes down to the world to give blessings on the first lunar month, so it is called "the blessings of the heavenly officials".
According to the records in "Meng Liang Lu" (A dream of sorghum) from the southern Song period (1127-1279): "The first day of the fifteenth day of the first lunar month is the day when the heavenly officials of Shangyuan blessed it."In ancient times, the fifteenth day of the first lunar month was the Lantern Festival, also known as the Lantern Festival. The folk society organizes the Shangyuan Lantern Festival on this day, and many lively celebration ceremonies are to welcome the heavenly officials and look forward to the blessings of the heavenly officials. Everyone hopes to be favored by the holy official and bring good fortune and good fortune for the year.
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Folk Stories from Lunar Year Pictures
About Lunar Year Picture
Lunar Year Pictures (年画Nián Huà) is a Chinese folk painting, which is often displayed inside a residential house or at the gate during the Spring Festival. The production method is usually wood engraving and then rubbing and coloring, but some are just hand-painted. It carries stories from generation to generation for thousands of years, especially stories about Chinese Gods for generations.
年画（Nián Huà）是一种中国民间绘画，是春节期间在私人住宅内或大门口展示的版画。制作方式通常是木质版刻后拓印上彩，但也有一些只是手绘。 它承载着千百年来世代相传的故事，尤其是关于中国神灵的故事。