元宵快乐……

     据老一辈的人讲,春节要到今晚,也就是元宵节才算真正结束,也算是Holiday Season了。

     相传,元宵节始于两千多年前的汉代,汉惠帝刘盈死后,呂后一族控制了政权。呂后死后,周勃、陈平等元老奋起勘平“诸吕之乱”,拥刘恒为主,是为汉文帝。文帝博采众臣建议,精心治国,使汉帝国又逐渐强盛起来。因为荡平诸吕正是在正月十五,所以每年这一天的晚上,文帝就微服出宫游玩,与民同乐,以示纪念。汉文帝因此将正月十五定为元宵节。

     为表示对传统的尊敬,特地吃了一碗宁波汤圆,以示纪念。

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