We have chosen the ¡¥Festivals in Hong Kong¡¦ for our website title. In this website,readers can understand from our survey which clearly illustrates that most of them know very little about the festivals in Hong Kong, except that popular festival, like Chinese New Year etc. We want to tell readers more about our festivals because they are lack of those interesting information. We want to arouse their interest on this topic.
From our website, we will tell readers about the origin of the different festivals and we will share with readers how people celebrate each festival. We provide a lot interesting stories about each festival and there are also a lot of photos. Our writing is simple and easy to understand. Meanwhile we also provide a lot of websites link for those we have interest to know more about our topics.
We strongly believe that each of the festivals has its own attraction. Each has its own historical background and meaning. We believe it is a good educational topic for readers to know more about our festivals and let them learn more about Chinese culture. .
We hope that our website will make everyone to understand more about Hong Kong¡¦s Festival, so that they will love and know Hong Kong more.
Chinese New Year , also called Lunar New Year and Spring Festival (begins on the first day of the first lunar month)
-----People clean their houses
------People visit flower markets and buy a flowering tree branch or plant
------People decorate their house with duilian
----- Children greet the old to get red pockets
----- People wish each other with 'kung-hei -fat-choi'
Ching Ming Festival , also called the grave -sweeping or spring Remembrance
-----Most Chinese people visit their family graves or ancestral
-----People sweep the graves and burn incense
-----People usually go out for a picnic
----- to show respect to died people
Dragon Boat Festival , also known as Tuen Ng Festival
----- people eat sticky rice dumplings cooked in bamboo leaves
----- people sometimes swim or dip their hands in the water on that day
------ there are dragon boat races held in Shing Mun River
Purpose ----- Held in memory of Qu Yuan
Mid ¡V Autumn Festival , also known as Autumn Remembrance ( held on Day 15 of the eighth month
----- Relatives and friends exchange moon cakes , wine and fruit
----- People usually eat at home
----- People also go to a park or the countryside with the children after eating dinner
----- Fire dragon dances to keep away disease
Chung Yang Festival ( similar to Ching Ming Festival)
----- Most of the people go to visit their ancestors grave , they sweep it and make paper
offerings in front of it
-----People go climbing mountains
Purpose ----- To show respect to the died people
Chinese New Year, Birthday of Che Kung ,Spring Latern, Ching Ming Festival, Birthday of Tin Hau, Cheung Chau Bun Festival, Birthday of Lord Buddha, Birthday of Tam Kung, Dragon Boat Festival, Birthday of Kwun Tai, Seven Sisters, Hungry Ghost, Mid-Autumn festival, Monkey God Festival, Birthday of Confucius, Chung Yueng Festival, Winter Sdstice, Easter, Christmas ( T he fesivals are not placed in order .)
1. Based on the above, which festival have you never heard before?
2. Which festival do you like best? Why?
3. If you have to cancel one festival, which one will you cancel? Why?
Most people have never heard about the following festival:
Birthday of Che Kung, Spring Latern, Birthday of Tin Hau, Birthday of Tam Kung, Birthday of Kwun Tai, Monkey God Festival, Birthday of Confucius and Winter sdstice, Cheung Chau Bun Festival , Seven Sisters and Hungry Ghost
75% people like Christmas best because they can receive a lot of presents on that day. Some of them like the Christmas tree. 25% people like Chinese New Year best because they can have the mandarin trees and lots of red packets. They also think that both festivals are lovely times for families and friends to get together and have lots fun.
65% people dont want to cancel any festivals because they can have more holiday.25% people want to cancel Birthday of Che Kung, Spring Latern, Birthday of Tin Hau, Birthday of Tam Kung, Birthday of Kwun Tai, Monkey God Festival, Birthday of Confucius and Winter sdstice, Cheung Chau Bun Festival , Seven Sisters and Hungry Ghost because they are not so important. 10% people want to cancel the birthday of Lord Buddha because of their religion.
Our group has done a lot of information searching on the Internet for the Think quest project. Among these information, we found that some of our information has been repeated, while some are from different sources (websites). Due to this result, we remark that there are two main reasons:
One: some websites are quite popular, in which result in the repeated information; while others are not in vogue.
Two: because the title we chose is rather popular, there may be different categories of the myths, in which causing the designers of websites have dissimilar ideas . However, this helps us to look from different points of view and also learn more knowledge multilaterally.
In a word, though there are different ideas, we still learnt more about our chosen topic
Hong Kong 's festivals have combined the features of Chinese and Western countries. They are very special. The festivals can reflect people's daily lives and their religion. We are Hong Kong citizens, so we choose Hong Kong 's festival as our topic.
Difficulties: Selecting the information. There are lots of information on the Internet and that need us to look through the information carefully and select the best one.
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Since our IT teacher has asked us to do the ThinkQuest project, our group has been working hard about this project.
Firstly, after some discussion, we decided our theme as: ¡§Festivals in Hong Kong¡¨. Then, we collected variety kinds of information about festivals in HK. We have known more about the festivals. After that, we divided the work among our group mates. We figured this out quite smoothly, but of course we had some minor arguments; however, we have learned to respect and accept others¡¦ ideas and opinions.
Through this period of time of working, our groups mates have been more co-operate to each other and respect each other.