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今天是开拓节

更新时间:2017-7-24 10:01:48 来源:纽约时报中文网 作者:佚名

Today is Pioneer Day, commemorating the entry in 1847 of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley. Their leader, Brigham Young, declared on arrival: “It is enough. This is the right place.”

今天是开拓节,这是为了纪念摩门教的开拓者在1847年进入盐湖谷。他们的领导者杨百翰(Brigham Young)抵达时宣布:“好了。这里就是合适的地方。”

A holiday in Utah, Pioneer Day recognizes the journey from Nauvoo, Ill., from which the Mormons had been expelled (having previously been driven out from Missouri, Ohio and New York) after Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was slain.

犹他州的这个节日是对这个从伊利诺斯州诺伍出发的旅程的庆祝。在基督教后圣徒会(Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)的创始人约瑟夫·史密斯(Joseph Smith)被杀死后,摩门教徒们在该地遭到了驱逐(他们此前被赶出了密苏里、俄亥俄和纽约州)。

The journey spanned 1,300 miles, took nearly 18 months to complete and resulted in “many deaths.” The historian Purnell H. Benson wrote, “In the annals of the American Frontier,” there is “no more thrilling story.”

开拓者们用了近18个月才走完这一全长共1300英里(约合2090公里)的旅程,最终还导致了“许多死亡”。历史学家珀内尔·H·本森(Purnell H. Benson)写道,“在美国旧西部的编年史中”,没有“比这个更激动人心的故事了”。

Today, Utah will honor the Mormon migration with parades, rodeos and barrel races, among other activities — though some of the state’s residents will celebrate an alternative tongue-in-cheek holiday: Pie ’n’ Beer Day.

今天,犹他州将以游行、竞技表演和绕桶骑马赛等一系列活动纪念摩门教的大迁移。尽管该州的一些居民将庆祝另一个半开玩笑的节日:派和啤酒节。

“Pioneer Day, Pie ’n’ Beer Day,” said Leslie Sutter, the owner of a bar that celebrates the day. “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to grab it.”

“开拓节,派和啤酒节(Pioneer Day, Pie ’n’ Beer Day,英文发音相近——注),”庆祝该节日的酒吧老板莱斯利·萨特(Leslie Sutter)说,“不是火箭专家也能懂这个梗。”

Or, as George Kelner, another Utah resident, explained, eating pie and drinking beer “gives us non-Mormons or former Mormons a chance to celebrate in a different way.”

或者,像另一位犹他当地居民乔治·克尔纳(George Kelner)所解释的那样,吃派和喝啤酒“给了我们这些非摩门教徒或前摩门教徒一个机会,以另一种方式来庆祝这个节日”。

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