Harmony and Good Harvest: Celebrating the Spring Festival in the Year of Pig
January 29, 2019 - March 17, 2019 Time: 9:00 - 17:00 (closed on Mondays) Venue: Waterscape Courtyard
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Foreword


The Spring Festival is the most solemn traditional festival in China. Returning home to celebrate the festival with one's family members is a fundamental obligation for all Chinese people. During this time, hundreds of millions of them are traveling the length and breadth of the country on an eagerly-awaited journey home for family reunion, demonstrating the inheritance of traditional family values and the strong cohesion of the nation. Notably, the pig is an indispensable part of the festival, which can be seen from the Chinese character "豕" (pig), which helps form the word "家" (family).This signals that ancient Chinese people had changed their productive and economic formative habits from migration to settlement in the agrarian age. The pig, as one of the twelve animals related to the 12 two-hour periods of each day, and the last of the Twelve Earthly Branches, represents completion of a 12-year cycle and the start of another. This is so similar to the Chinese people, who return home at the turn of the lunar year and leave on a new journey after it.


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