Original title: harvest and happiness in struggle
September 23 (August 14 of the lunar calendar) is the autumn equinox, China ushered in the first "Chinese farmers harvest festival". On behalf of the Party Central Committee, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, extended festive greetings and good wishes to hundreds of millions of peasants throughout the country. On the same day, the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed railway was officially launched in Hong Kong, with 95 high-speed trains flying between Hong Kong and dozens of mainland cities. September 24th, the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, and the Mid Autumn Festival. One is the first festival dedicated to farmers at the national level, the other is a historic moment for the interconnection of the mainland and Hong Kong high-speed railway, and the other is a reunion festival in which people place infinite affection on "perfection". When these happy events "meet" in the autumn harvest season, they are destined to give a richer meaning.
This double knot is a national symbol full of ritual. Since ancient times, our ancestors have celebrated the harvest in the autumn harvest, and the tradition of "peace and prosperity". In the Book of Songs, Zhou Song and Fengnian, the phrase "Yiqibaili, Jiangfu Kong are all" shows the grand sacrifice held by the ancestors after the harvest. Later, the ancients set up "autumn social day" before and after the Mid Autumn Festival to celebrate the harvest. Today, some ethnic minority areas in China also celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival as harvest festival. From time to time, two stanza is a gift of time and history. Autumn belongs to the mature season of all things. The meteorological significance of the autumnal equinox is equal time between day and night. The climate changes from hot to cool. The Mid-Autumn Festival marked the full moon and turning to deficiency. Therefore, the ancient Autumn Society Day offered sacrifices to the moon to celebrate the harvest, thank the natural gifts and protect the ancestors, and pray for the safety of the country.
Festivals are essentially a kind of folk culture. These ceremonial and symbolized festival ceremonies and activities are quite effective in culture. Emphasizing agriculture and consolidating the foundation is the basis for managing the people and governing the country. In ancient times, these festivals promoted the tilt of social resources to the agricultural system. Nowadays, the Chinese peasant harvest festival is set on the autumn equinox, and a series of celebrations are held. It is precisely with the distinct national cultural symbols to transmit and strengthen this sense of ceremony, to shape the new mainstream value of society, and to guide all walks of life to pay more attention to the work of "agriculture, countryside and farmers".
This double knot conveys the struggle, perfection and happiness. The two sections seem to be coincidental but contain the same spirit - struggle. Throughout the ages, there is a good harvest in the field, everything has a satisfactory result, life has a happy ending, is everyone's yearning. But harvest, success and happiness are not derived from nothing. Only the hard work of spring can bring fruitful autumn. The sweet and happy reunion should contain the story of struggle.
This double festival coincides with the 40th anniversary of China's rural reform. It is in the critical period of our country's struggle against poverty, the decisive stage of building a well-off society in an all-round way, and the beginning of implementing the strategy of rural revitalization. Therefore, the goal of the Double Festival celebration should be directed to the local civilization and national spirit of continuing hard-working and hard-working, with solid road, theory, system and cultural self-confidence, to realize Xi Jinping's emphasis on "creating a strong atmosphere in which the whole society pays attention to agriculture, countryside and peasants, mobilizing hundreds of millions of peasants to pay attention to agriculture" We will fully implement the Rural Revitalization strategy, win the battle against poverty, and accelerate the modernization of agriculture and rural areas. We will effectively promote the integration of urban and rural areas, and truly enhance the sense of honor, happiness and acquisition of hundreds of millions of farmers.
This double section belongs to China, echoing the world. Many countries in the world will organize farm festivals after the harvest of agricultural products. Many countries also celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival. This is not so much a coincidence as a common pursuit of the world, of nature and of human relations when our ancestors were at the primary stage of civilization: a desire for peace, perfection and beauty.
Nobody is willing to retreat to the era of "isolated island" and share the same destiny with the people of a "spaceship" like the earth. Even so, we should get some original experience from the festival activities in awe: human civilization is marching forward, culture is beautiful because of diversity, mutual respect and common struggle can harvest perfection and happiness, cultural isolationism, unilateralism or hegemonism will eventually be abandoned by history.
(the writer is a commentator for this newspaper)
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