Friday, March 23, 2007

This year in Kolkata the Pure Brightness Festival will be celebrated on the 1st April 2007, as it is on Sunday, a holiday for all, and not on 4th April. The ceremony of tomb sweeping will be followed by lunch organised by each clan for their members.

Friday, March 16, 2007

This year the festival of the Pure Brightness will be celebrated on 5th April. This festival usually falls on 107 days after the beginning of Winter.
This is also known as Tomb Sweeping Day. On this day, Chinese all over the world show their deep respect and reverence to their seniors, especially their ancestors. This is expressed by the solemn visit to the tomb of their forefather to remove weeds and beautify the tomb, burn joss sticks, offer food and paper money.
The other things to do are:- fly kites, plant trees such as melon, beans and specially Willows, as a remembrance to Jie Zitui. ( A loyal court official).

Thursday, March 8, 2007

On the 15 day of the first month of this Lunar Year 4704, four college students from Taiwan who were on the tour to India, organised the celebration of the Lantern Festival with the students of Pei May Chinese School. It was very enriching as well as stimulating for most of those who were present at the celebration. A big thanks to our young brothers and sisters from Taiwan.

Friday, March 2, 2007

On the 15th day of the first lunar year, the Lantern feast is celebrated. This day is also known as Lover's Day, besides Yuanxiao and Little New Year Day. The day is marked by Lantern display; guessing of riddle of 10 messages of love; eating of tangguan. This is the day that conclude the celebration of Chinese Spring Festival or New Year