Thursday Feb 26, 2009

Dragon Heads-raising Day

Today is Dragon Heads-rasing Day (二月二龙抬头). Folowing is information about it which forward from BaiduZhidao.

Dragon Heads-raising Day falls on the second day of the second lunar month, which is a traditional festival. In "Imperial Capital Accounts About Seasons", Pan Rongbi in Qing Dynasty wrote the following: The second day is the Dragon Heads-raising Day. On the day, farmers and villagers made an ash path into the houses and kitchens, then wind around the water vats from the outside. This is called leading the dragons back to houses. People in the capital city fry broomcorn millet flour, cakes made of wheat flour and dates, husked wheat rice, and other things as their food. They call this "fumigating insects".

Dragons are auspicious omen, for which Chinese people have an admiration that bordered on worship. Dragons dominate wind and rain. So in ancient days, every time when there was a drought, people would make a straw dragon with sorghum stalks about one zhang (3.33 meters). Then in front of the straw dragon, four men carried the Dragon King’s memorial tablet on a tablet tray and in front of it, people perform acrobatics, singing and dancing, as walking on stilts, doing yangge dance, gongs, drums and flags leading the way. Everywhere contingent of parade passed, every family offered sacrifices, burned incenses and candles to worship the Dragon King. When the straw dragon passed by, people would carry buckets and sprinkle water over the straw dragon and the dragon dancers. They believe that the Dragon King would feel grateful and then make plentiful rain for the mankind.

Saturday Nov 22, 2008

Picture of Sun University Day in Beijing Tsinghua

Yesterday I attended Sun University Day. I did virtualbox demo. We communicated with student by Q&A. Here are some pictures of Sun University Day in Beijing Tsinghua, and Techday. You can see my colleague Harry Fu'blog, to know what student asked.

Wednesday Nov 19, 2008

Sun University Day in Beijing - Tsinghua University (清华大学 Sun 大学日)

Sun University Day in Beijing - Tsinghua University will be hold on this Friday, 2008/11/21. My colleagues and I have a session to show some OpenSolaris Demos (Desktop and Entertainment, Package management and ZFS, Developer Tools, VirtualBox) . And also have free QA time for audience. I will demo and introduce VirtualBox.
If you are interested, you can register from http://developers.sun.com.cn/events/overview.html
Sun University Day in Beijing (清华大学 Sun 大学日) 
Date: 2008/11/21
Location: 清华大学主楼后厅1层报告厅

For agenda details please see: http://developers.sun.com.cn/events/agenda.html


Sun Techday in Beijing also will be hold on 2008/11/21~2008/11/22 at 北京国际会议中心
See details :http://www.suntechdays.cn/
I will be there 2008/11/22.
Hope see you then. :)

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