Sunday, April 5, 2015

How to translate the Qingming Festival in China?

The Qingming Festival, aka. Chinese Memorial Day or Ancestor's Day, is a traditional Chinese festival in Spring season for people to memorialize their passed family members and even ancestors.

However, the existed translation are not perfect, especially the Qingming itself does not make any sense.

I propose a new translation as "Cherished Memorial Day", which not only sounds similar as the corresponding Chinese pronunciation (Cher-Mem), but also won't be confused with the war-related Memorial Day.

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