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For first time ever, celebrate a special Spring Festival in Forbidden City

2019-02-17 00:00:00 作者:admin 栏目:未知
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Here'sachancetowalkintotheForbiddenCity,alsoknownasthePalaceMuseum,andexperienceaspecialChineseNewYearinpersonasthePalaceMuseumisopeningitsfirst2019exhibitionwitharecord-breakingnumberofexhibitsthatunveilhowtheimperialcourtoftheQingDynasty(1644-1911)andancientroyalfamiliescelebratedtheChineselunarNewYear.

ThestrikingeventkickedoffattheForbiddenCityinBeijingonSunday,thefirstdayofthetwelfthlunarmonth,atimewhenChinesepeopletraditionallystartaseriesofcelebrationsandpreparingforwhattheyconsiderthemostimportantfestivaloftheyear.

ThisexhibitisthefirsttimethepublichavebeenabletoenjoyandengageinthetraditionalcelebrationsoflunarNewYearinsidetheroyalpalace.  

Lately,anincreasingnumberofChinesepeoplehavebeenspendingSpringFestivalatmuseums,celebratingthelunarNewYearinadifferentway,accordingtoShanJixiang,curatorofthePalaceMuseum.

TheChinesecharacter"福,"referringtogoodfortuneandblessings,aswrittenbyfiveQingemperors,wereunfoldedtothepublic.

ThereisalsoarareopportunitytoseeEmperorQianlong'shandwritinginSpringFestivalcoupletsthatareondisplayintheHallofMentalCultivationaswell.

Theexhibitionalsofeaturestraditionalinstruments,whichwereemployedtoplayimperialcourtmusicduringfestivalsintheQingDynasty,aswellascreativeculturalproductswithafestivetheme.

Asidefromthegrandexhibitionunprecedentedlyshowcasing885piecesofroyalantiques,thePalaceMuseumhasuseditslargestareatorestoretheimperialcelebrationscenesoftheSpringFestival.

TheForbiddenCitywasdecoratedwithfestivedecorations,offeringanimmersiveentertainmentexperienceforthevisitors.

Theevent,presentedinsixsections,including"AuspiciousInvocation","FilialSacrifice","ImperialKinship",and"WinterRecreation",comprehensivelyintroducetheroyaletiquette,historicalcelebrations,andfestivalculture.

AuspiciouspoeticcoupletsandpicturepairsofguardiangodswereputuponthedoorsandgatesasaNewYeartradition. 

Lanterns,forthefirsttimeduringthepasttwocenturies,aredecoratingpalacehallsandcorridors,embracingtheuniquecharacteristicsoftheimperialcourtfestival.

"HowtoringoutthepastdaysandringinthenewyearisaconstanttopicforalltheChinese,nomatterinancienttimesornowadays,"saidShan,stressingthat"themeaningbehindtheroyalcustomsandceremoniesduringthefestivalismuchmoreprofound"asitnotonlyobservesdomesticaffairsbutshowcasestheprosperityofthecountry.

TheexhibitionwilllastforthreemonthsfromJanuary6throughApril7.

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