Hongdong big locust tree to find the roots of filial piety thousands of Chinese hometown Hongdong big locust tree held a ceremony to worship ancestors in the cold clothes festival of Gui-mao year
With the theme of "Finding the Roots of Hongdong Big locust Tree Inheriting thousands of filial piety", the descendants of big locust trees from all over the country, tourist friends and representatives who pay attention to traditional culture and research education, jointly worshipped the ancestors of immigrants to show their reverence and gratitude.
At 8:40 am, the ancestor worship ceremony officially began in the Grand Pagoda Tree scenic area. Under the auspices of Tongzan, ten traditional rituals of "Welcoming the Lord of God", "Honoring the Lord of Incense", "honoring the Lord of Peace", "offering offerings", "offering wine offerings", "respecting the text", "offering music and dance", "Looking for the Lord of Worship", "Drinking the Master of Happiness" and "bowing to the Lord of God" are conducted in turn, demonstrating the connotation of Chinese traditional festivals and the charm of the national intangible cultural heritage "the custom of worshipping the ancestors of the big Pagoda Tree". At the same time, the scenic spot broadcast the ceremony simultaneously on the platforms of Douyin and Kuaishou. "Offering" link, with three animals, grain, fresh food, food, cold clothes, express the heart of filial piety; "Music and dance" link, a song "big locust tree" is the deep feeling of the descendants of the ancient locust for "the shade covers 90,000 miles, the native land of thousands of years of wind and rain."
Thousands of people migrated south and north, and now there are hundreds of millions of melon descendants. At the beginning of the Ming dynasty, immigrants moved to 18 provinces and cities and more than 500 counties across the country, and then generations of immigrant descendants returned to Shanxi Hongdong big locust tree home to find their roots. Under the big pagoda tree, the annual Qingming Festival, Hungry Ghost Festival, and Cold Clothes Festival during the three traditional ancestor worship festivals, has also become a tradition. Especially in 2008, after the "big pagoda tree ancestor worship custom" was included in the second batch of national intangible cultural heritage list, the significance of holding the ancestor worship ceremony is more far-reaching, not only to provide a common sacrifice platform for the descendants of the ancient locust, in order to fully repay the original sincerity, but also to attract more and more people's attention through the ceremony, in the ancestor worship to remember the merits of the ancestors, inherit the filial piety civilization and the spiritual strength of the ancestors. To maximize the significance of ancestor worship and inheritance in the new era.
Find the roots of Hongdong, trace the history of immigration. Inherit filial piety, do not forget the ancestors to serve the nation. Whether it is holding the ancestor worship ceremony, or carrying out the summer Filial Culture Festival, performing live-action performances such as "Big Locust Tree Immigrants" and "Iron Pot Story", and creating characteristic research courses, Hongdong Big Locust Tree Scenic spot carries out this series of work based on the root culture and landscape resources, so that the majority of tourists, immigrants' descendants, family names, and research teams can trace the history of immigration is the surface purpose. It is the ultimate goal and practical significance to get the feeling in the close and rich experience, consciously inherit and carry forward the culture of filial piety, and promote the creative transformation and innovative development of non-hereditary protection.
Since the beginning of this year, Hongdong Big locust Tree Scenic spot has been selected as the first batch of provincial intangible cultural heritage tourism experience base and provincial cultural industry demonstration base, and has also ushered in the "2023 Overseas Red Candle Hometown Tour - Shanxi intangible Cultural Tour" and other teams and colleges and educational institutions inside and outside the province. Through the integrated development of intangible cultural heritage + tourism, the Big Pagoda Tree scenic spot has gained more and more attention and recognition by demonstrating the inheritance work mode of cultural vitality injected with new vitality to carry forward the filial piety culture. At present, the big Pagoda Tree scenic spot is deeply carrying out the "tourists satisfied with the big Pagoda Tree" brand action, accelerating the construction of the second phase of the key upgrading project of the leading scenic spot, and will continue to dig deep the unique connotation of the root culture in the process of doing better and stronger cultural tourism industry, advocating and demonstrating the national cultural identity of worship ancestors and relatives, and Shouting the slogan of "Going through the Tiana Hongcave is home". To build, build and develop a "Chinese hometown" and a "holy land for the roots" common to the descendants of hundreds of millions of ancient locust trees.