Chinese New Year Customs (1)

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Chinese New Year custom

Legend has it that the beasts are afraid of red, fire and explosions, and usually appear on the Lunar New Year’s Day. Therefore, every New Year’s Day, people have New Year’s greetings, Spring Festival couplets, hanging New Year pictures, window stickers, firecrackers, red packets, new clothes, dumplings, shounian, lion dance dragons, hanging lanterns, hoes, etc. Activities and customs.

Chinese name

Spring Festival

Foreign name

The Spring Festival/The Chinese New Year

time

Lunar New Year’s Twenty-three to the First Month

custom

Stick the Spring Festival couplets, shoot the guns, keep the old age, make red envelopes, etc.

Years ago

Twenty-three

Sacrifice

In ancient times, people thought that the stove prince would say a few words in front of the Jade Emperor, and they would bring happiness to the family and bless the peace of the next year. Therefore, every year on the 23rd of the twelfth lunar month, every household must sacrifice the god of the stove and ask him to speak good words and auspicious words after going to heaven. This kind of ritual to send the stove god is called “send the stove” or “resign”. On New Year’s Eve, I will pick up the “kitchen” again. Because, on the evening of the 23rd of the twelfth lunar month, the portraits or photographs of the prince and the ancestors should be hung on the wall, and the drinks and tributes should be prepared, and the worship of the tribes should be accepted until the New Year’s Eve. However, when the stove is used, the sugar of the Kanto should be melted and spread on the mouth of the kitchen king, so that the stove king does not say bad things.

Anecdote

According to folklore, the stove prince specializes in good and evil in the world. Once a defendant has a bad deed, the sin will be reduced by three hundred days, and the minor sin will be reduced by one hundred days. This statement is widely spread.

Sacrifice

When the stove is delivered, people put candy, water, beans, and sedge on the table in front of the stove. Among them, the last three are for the mount of the stove Wang Shengtian. In order to let the stove king “speak good things, return to the palace to return auspicious”, people use various methods to deal with him. Some use glue gum to respect it, so that the teeth of the stove king can be glued, so that it can not talk nonsense; some use the wine trough to paint the stove door, this is called “drunken commander”, drunk the stove God can not talk. The kitchen god was treated with special kind of people, “eat the soft mouth of others”, of course, it is not good to talk bad things, this is actually a folk self-discipline of ethics.

Foam

Foam (Guandong Sugar) is a type of maltose, also known as hemp sugar. It is very sticky. It is called a long-shaped sugar stick called “Kanto Sugar”, and it is called “cantaloupe”. Put it outside the house in the winter, because the weather is cold, the sugar melon solidified and there are some tiny bubbles inside, it tastes crispy and crispy, and has a flavor. True Kanto sugar is hard and hard to break. It must be opened with a kitchen knife when eating. Although it is very heavy, the material is very delicate. The taste is slightly sour, there is no honeycomb in the middle, each one weighs one, two, two, four, two, and the price is more expensive. The sugar melon is divided into two kinds of sesame seeds and no sesame seeds. The sugar is made into a melon shape or a northern melon shape. The center is empty, and the skin thickness is less than five points. Although the size is different, the transaction is still calculated by weight. The large sugar melon has It weighs one or two pounds, but it is used as a donkey and there are very few people to buy.

Hemp sugar

Twenty-fourth month

clean

The folks said that “the twelfth lunar month, sweeping the house.” After the festival was held, it officially began to prepare for the New Year. Dust sweeping is the year-end sweep, the north is called “sweeping the house”, and the south is called “dust”. It is a traditional habit of the Chinese people to sweep the dust before the Spring Festival. On the day of sweeping the dust, the whole family went up and down, carefully cleaning the house, the courtyard, scrubbing the pot and bowl, removing and washing the bedding, and cleaning the New Year. In fact, people use the homophonic sounds of “dust” and “Chen” to express their intentions in addition to Chen and old.

historical data

According to the records of the classics, there was a habit of cleaning up at the end of the year. According to “Lv’s Spring and Autumn”, China has a custom of sweeping the dust during the Spring Festival in the era of the Sui Dynasty. According to the folks: Because of the homonym of “dust” and “Chen”, the New Year’s dust has the meaning of “except Chen Buxin”, and its intention is to sweep all the “poor” and “heavy” out of the door. “Qing Jia Lu” Volume 12 records: “The wax will be disabled, the constitutional book should be swept away from the Japanese, to the house, or on the 23rd, 24th and 27th. Call ‘dash dust’.” On the 24th of the twelfth lunar month, “sweeping the house”, a thorough cleaning of the inside and outside of the courtyard. It can be seen that this custom is based on people’s desire to break new ground and resign from the old and welcome the new. It is also the traditional virtue accumulated by the Chinese nation in the long history of paying attention to hygiene and preventing disease in winter.

Twenty-five

Making tofu

The folks said: “Twenty-five in the twelfth lunar month, grinding tofu.” Some places have the custom of eating tofu before New Year’s Eve. After the folklore stove Wang Shangtian reported, the Jade Emperor would visit the lower bounds to see if each household was playing like the King of the Kitchen, so each household would eat the tofu residue to show the bitterness and the punishment of the Jade Emperor. According to legend, in fact, eating tofu is actually low in ancient productivity, not so delicious, (but sometimes people also buy a large basket of tofu to eat it to fill the hunger, etc.).

Making tofu

Jade Emperor

Old customs and new customs all believe that after the gods of heaven, the Emperor of Heavenly Emperor personally demarcated on the 25th day of the lunar calendar to inspect the good and evil of the world, and set the blessings for the coming years, so the family sacrificed to pray, called “Jiyu Emperor.” On this day, you should be cautious in your daily life and words, and strive for good performance in order to win the favor of the Jade Emperor and to save the next year.

Chaos

The stove was sent to the gods to celebrate the New Year’s Eve. During this period, there was no God’s jurisdiction, no taboos, and many folks were married. It was called “catch up the age.” The chaotic years are the specific time periods that the people have designed for themselves to regulate social life. At the end of the year, people have leisure and savings. For those who rarely have the energy to do big things, this is a good time for leisure and entertainment. Therefore, people invented this special time folk custom according to the needs of real life.

Silkworm

The sericulture silkworm is also called “burning the silkworm” and “burning the field”, which is popular in the Jiangnan area. On the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth lunar month, the long shackles that bind the torch are set in the field, and the flames are used to divination of the New Year. The flames are harbinger to the harvest in the coming year. Some places hold this event in the 30th year.

Silkworm

Twenty-sixth lunar month

As the saying goes, “Twenty-sixth of the twelfth lunar month, killing pigs and cutting meat” or “twenty-six, cutting the head of the knife” is the meat that is mainly prepared for the New Year. Putting “cutting meat” into the New Year’s Eve is because the farming society is underdeveloped, and people often eat meat in the annual festival, so it is called “year meat.”

Regarding the twenty-sixth lunar month, the folks also circulated the saying that “the twelfth lunar month cuts the flesh”, that is to say, starting from this day, it is necessary to start the new year. In various villages, this day is a big market day. The people in the villages around the market have gone to the market to buy new year’s goods. The same as the gifts for tobacco, wine, fish, meat, firecrackers and relatives, the taste of the year has become stronger. It’s up. The twelfth lunar month refers to the common name of the Chinese Lunar New Year in December (also known as the twelfth lunar month). In the blink of an eye, it is on the twenty-sixth of the twelfth lunar month. According to the old saying, “Twenty-six-steamed pork in the twelfth lunar month” believes that this day is all the children. The festival can finally eat the “year meat”. Well, below, let’s talk to you about the folklore of the twenty-six-six-year-old stewed pork. In the past, ordinary people’s days were relatively poor, and there were more people in the family. Therefore, it was often eaten up and down, and the conditions were slightly better. It was just something that could eat some wild vegetables. It’s hard to hope that the New Year will be over, the labor of the family will start killing pigs. If there are no pig-raising people, they will go to the market to cut a piece of meat and go home. Therefore, the twenty-six-steamed pork in the twelfth lunar month is also known as “Twelve Moon Twenty”. Sixth, killing pigs and cutting the meat.”

Twenty-seventh month

In the traditional folk customs, in the past two days, we must concentrate on bathing and washing, and remove the suffocation of the year. We are ready to welcome the new year of the coming year. The capital has the saying of “27 dysentery, 28 washes.” The twenty-sixth bath of the twelfth lunar month is “washing the phlox.”

Twenty-eight months

Years of the cloud: “Twenty-eight of the twelfth lunar month, the cake steamed 馍 decals flower” or “twenty-eight, put the face”. The so-called decals are posted in New Year pictures, Spring Festival couplets, window grilles and various Chinese New Year posters.

Good fortune

The custom of the Spring Festival couplets originated from the ancient “Peach Fu”. The ancients used the mahogany as the root of evil spirits. “The rituals of the rituals”: “Peach, the fine of the five woods, so the people who suppress the evil spirits.” In the five generations, the monarchs of the monks and monarchs Meng Yi Ya good literature, he ordered the inscriptions every year to write peaches, It became the beginning of the Spring Festival couplet, and the “New Year Na Yuqing, Jia Festival No. Changchun”, which was written on Taofu, became the first “Spring Festival Couplet” in Chinese history. Later, with the advent of papermaking, the custom of posting Spring Festival couplets with red paper instead of mahogany appeared.

Twenty-nine month

Ancestor

Ancestor

The nickname of the year: “Twenty-nine years of the twelfth lunar month The worship of ancestors has a long history in China. Seeing death is not only an important symbol of filial piety, but also a virtue of respecting the elderly and respecting the elderly. The Spring Festival is a big festival, and the rituals of the ancestors on the graves are extraordinarily solemn. When I went to the grave to ask for the ancestors, most of the areas invited the ancestors on the morning of the 29th. According to the “Four People’s Monthly Order” of the Cui Wei of the Han Dynasty, “The righteous moon is the right month, the wife and the wife are married, and the ancestors are clean and sturdy. And the next day, after entering the wine, the gods are humble, no big or no Small, before the ancestors of the ancestors, the sons and daughters of the sons and daughters of the peppers in the parents, said that the life of the life, Xin Xinru.” This shows that the ancestral activities in the Han Dynasty in China is already a very important in the Spring Festival. Activities.

New Year’s Eve

On the day before New Year’s Eve, it was called “Little New Year’s Eve”, and the family had a banquet. People also called “Don’t be old.” Burning incense outdoors, called “Tianxiang”, usually takes three days to burn out.

Thirty-seventh month

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve refers to the evening of the last day of the Lunar New Year, which is connected to the beginning and end of the first month of the first month. The word “except” in “New Year’s Eve” means “go; eve: alternation”. New Year’s Eve means “the end of the month is poor”. People have to wait for the old to welcome the new, and the old ones will be replaced by the old ones. . Therefore, the activities during this period centered on the old and new, and the blessing of disaster relief.

When the Zhou and Qin dynasties are going to be done every year, the ceremonies of “jumping bells” and “big bangs” will be held in the palace, and the ghosts who smashed the plagues will be called “dividing,” and later called the day before New Year’s Eve. In addition to, that is, the New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Eve is a big division, that is, big night.

Sticker

The original door god was carved into a human shape, hung beside the person, and later painted as a door god portrait posted on the door. The legendary gods and the Yu Lei brothers specialize in ghosts, and they hold the door, and the evil spirits are afraid to get involved. After the Tang Dynasty, there were paintings of Qin Qiong and Yu Chi Jingde as the door gods, as well as Guan Yu and Zhang Fei as the door gods. The door gods have one each. The descendants often painted a pair of door gods into one article and one martial art, and pinned the Han people’s working people’s good wishes to ward off evil and ward off the disaster.

Couplets

Couplets

The Spring Festival couplet is also known as “door pair”, “pair of couplet”, “peach match”, etc. It is a kind of couplet, named after the posting during the Spring Festival. It depicts the background of the times with neatness, duality, conciseness and exquisite text, and expresses a good wish. It is a unique literary form in China. Every Spring Festival, whether in the city or in the countryside, every household should choose a red spring couplet on the door to add a festive atmosphere to the festival. This custom began in the Song Dynasty and began to flourish in the Ming Dynasty. In the Qing Dynasty, the Spring Festival’s ideological and artistic nature was greatly improved. The Spring Festival’s monograph “Lianlian Conghua” written by Liang Zhangji on the origin of the couplet and the characteristics of various works. Have been discussed. There are many types of Spring Festival couplets. According to their use, they can be divided into door, box, cross, spring, and fighting. The “door” is attached to the center of the door panel; the “frame pair” is attached to the left and right door frames; the “cross-cloth” is attached to the crossbar of the door; the “spring bar” is attached to the corresponding place according to different contents; “Doufang” is also called “door leaf”, which is a square diamond shape, which is mostly attached to furniture and shadow walls.

Paste painting

The Chinese New Year paintings are also very common in urban and rural areas. The rich and colorful new year paintings have added a lot of festive atmosphere to thousands of families. These have the folk functions of praying and decorating their homes. The New Year painting is an ancient folk art in China. It reflects the customs and beliefs of the people and the hope of the future.

Like the Spring Festival couplets, it originated from the “gate god.” With the rise of woodblock printing, the content of the new year’s paintings has not only been limited to the monotonous theme of the door god, but also has become rich and colorful. In some new painting workshops, “Fu Lushou Samsung Map”, “Tianguan Blessing”, “Grain The colorful annual paintings such as Fengdeng, “The Six Animals Prosper” and “Welcome to the Spring Festival” to meet people’s good wishes for the celebration of the year. China has three important places of origin for the New Year paintings: Suzhou Taohuawu, Tianjin Yangliuqing and Shandong Weifang; it has formed three major schools of Chinese New Year paintings, each with its own characteristics.

The earliest Chinese New Year paintings in China today are the woodcut New Year paintings of the Southern Song Dynasty, which is the ancient beauty of Wang Zhaojun, Zhao Feiyan, Ban Ji and Green Pearl. The most popular among the folks is a New Year picture of “The Mouse Kiss”. It depicts the interesting scenes of the mouse welcoming the bride according to the customs of the world. In the early years of the Republic of China, Shanghai Zheng Mantuo combined the calendar and the new year. This is a new form of new year painting. This kind of two-year-old painting has developed into a calendar and has been popular in China.

Shounian

Chinese folks have the habit of keeping their age on New Year’s Eve, and the common name is “Year of the Year”. Shounian began from eating New Year’s Eve. This New Year’s Eve was eaten slowly, and it was taken from the palmlights. Some people had to eat late at night.

New Year’s Eve is one of the most important folk activities, and the custom of keeping the age has a long history. The earliest recorded in the Western Jin Dynasty, “Taste of the Wind”: New Year’s Eve night, the various phases and gifts, known as “feeding the old”; wine and food invited, called “other years”; long and young drink, I wish you complete, called “Divided into years old”; everyone stays up all night, waiting for the dawn, praised “shouling old”. Since the Han Dynasty, the time of the new and old years is usually half of the night.

Specific customs after the year

First day of the first month

Get up early

Some people think that if you don’t get up early, Tiankan will collapse. So get up early.

Open the door

On the morning of the Spring Festival, open the door, first put the firecrackers, called “open the door.” After the sound of firecrackers, the red is full of land, and if it is brocade, it is called “full house red.” At this time, the streets are full of enthusiasm and joy.

New year

An important activity in the Spring Festival is to celebrate the New Year with friends and relatives and neighbors. The Han people’s style of the New Year has been in the Han Dynasty. After the Tang and Song Dynasties, it was very popular. Some people who were inconvenient to go there could use the famous posts to vote. In the Eastern Han Dynasty, it was called “thorn”, so the business card was also called “name thorn”. After the Ming Dynasty, many people posted a red paper bag at the door, and collected the famous post, called the “door book.”

New year

The form of mutual visits to the New Year, according to each other’s social relations, can be roughly divided into four categories:

The first is to go relatives. When I first arrived at my home, I went to my father’s house on the second day and had to bring a present. After entering the door, first go to the Buddha statues, ancestral images, and the cards to perform the first ceremony, and then give the elders a gift. You can stay for dinner and talk.

The second is a courtesy visit to the family on the third day. For example, if you give a colleague or a friend a New Year’s greeting, you will only enter the house and only go to the Buddha’s three heads. If you are a master with your master, you only have to hand it aside. If you are older than yourself, you should still take the initiative to bow down. The owner should go down to the seat to do the support. Even saying implied means humility. This kind of situation is generally not suitable for sitting for a long time. After the host is worshipped, he should choose to return to the day.

The third is a thankful visit. Anyone who is unhappy with others (such as lawyers, doctors, etc.) will have to buy some gifts and send them to them.

The fourth is a series of door visits. For some neighbors, there is not much contact in the prime day, but the meeting can be said. When I arrived in the year, I just went to the courtyard and met each other and said, “Congratulations for making money” and “one smooth and obedient”. Sitting in it for a while, there is not much courtesy.

In ancient times, there was a distinction between New Year’s greetings and New Year’s greetings: New Year’s greetings to the elders; Nowadays, some organs, groups, enterprises, and schools gather together to congratulate each other and call it “group worship.”

With the development of the times, the custom of New Year has also added new content and forms. In addition to following the past year of the past, people have also raised etiquette telegrams and telephone calls.

Give money

The lucky money (called “profit” in Guangdong) was sent to the younger generation by the elders. Some of the family was after dinner. Everyone was sitting at the table and not allowed to go. When everyone finished eating, the elders sent it to the younger generation. And encourage children and grandchildren to learn to grow in the new year and be a good person. Some people are parents who spend their nights sleeping on their pillows and put them under the pillow for the New Year’s Eve. They reflect the love of the elders to the younger generation and the respect of the elders to the elders. It is a folk activity that integrates family ethics.

Occupy

In the old days, the folks entered the year of the new weather and the weather was cloudy. It is said that the “Year of Occupy” started in Han Dongfang, saying that on the 8th day of the year, the day is the chicken day, the second day is the dog, the third day is the pig, the fourth day is the sheep, the fifth day is the cow, the sixth day is the horse, and the sixth day is the horse, seven The day is human, and the eighth day is the valley. If the day is fine, then the Lord’s things will be bred, and the day will be yin, and the day of the Lord will not grow. The descendants follow their habits, thinking that the first to the beginning of the tenth, the weather is clear, no wind and no snow for the good. The descendants developed from a long history into a series of sacrifices and celebrations. There is a first day without killing the chicken, the second day does not kill the dog, the third day does not kill the pig… The seventh day is not executed, the eighth day is not the custom of threshing.

Sticker chicken

In ancient times, the Spring Festival painted chicken on the doors and windows to drive ghosts and evil spirits. The “Xuan Zhong Ji” of the Jin Dynasty people mentioned the pheasant on the mountain of Duan, which said that when the sun was just rising, the first sunshine hit the big tree, the chicken It’s humming. At a glance, the chickens in the world are screaming. Therefore, the chicken cut in the Spring Festival is actually a symbol of the chicken. However, in ancient mythology, chickens are also the saying that the birds are deformed. It is said that when Emperor Sui Emperor, the friends of the past tribute a kind of heavy bird that can ward off evil spirits. Everyone welcomes the arrival of heavy birds, but the tribute does not come every year. People engrave a heavy bird of wood, or use copper to cast a clear The bird is placed on the portal, or the heavy bird is drawn on the door and window, and the demon ghosts are scared off, so that they dare not come again. Because the birds are similar to chickens, they will gradually change to painting chickens or cut window flowers on the doors and windows, which will become the source of posterior paper-cutting art. In ancient China, special attention was paid to chickens, which were called “five birds of the five virtues.” “Han Shi Wai Chuan” said that it has a crown on the head, it is Wende; there is a distance from the back, it is Wude; the enemy is brave to fight, it is brave; there is food to call the same kind, is Rende; When the day dawned, it was Shun Tak. Therefore, people not only cut chickens during the New Year, but also set the first day of the New Year as a chicken day.

Jucai

The first day of the first month of the vulgar is the broom birthday. This day, you can’t use the broom. Otherwise, you will sweep away luck and break the money, and bring the “broom star” to attract bad luck. If you have to sweep the floor, you must sweep it from the outside. On this day, you can’t pour water out of the garbage, for fear of breaking the money. In many places today, this custom is preserved. The big ones are cleaned up. No brooms are taken out at the beginning of the year, no garbage is dumped, and a large bucket is prepared to keep the waste water.

reunion dinner

The annual reunion dinner fully demonstrates the mutual respect and mutual love of the Chinese family members. This mutual respect and mutual love makes the relationship between the family closer. The reunion of family members often makes the “owner of the family” comforted and satisfied in spirit. The elderly look at the children, the family is full of family, the care of the past and the painstaking efforts of raising children are not in vain. What a happiness? The younger generation is also taking this opportunity to express gratitude to the parents for their parenting.

First month of the first month

Sacrifice God (Day of Ramadan)

The north worships the god of wealth on the first day of the first month. On this day, whether it is a trade shop or an ordinary family, it is necessary to hold a god of sacrifice. Each of them took a sacrifice to the god of wealth that was received on New Year’s Eve. In fact, it is incinerating the rough prints that have been bought. I have to eat it at noon this day, commonly known as “Yuanbao Soup.” The offerings of the sacrifices use fish and lamb. The big business name of old Beijing, this day is a big ritual activity, the sacrifices should use the “five big offerings”, that is, whole pigs, whole sheep, whole chickens, whole ducks, red live squid, etc., hope that the coming year will be big fiscal.

Gu’s Day

The first day of the first month is the traditional Guru Festival, and the lords have to go to the father-in-law and the mother-in-law to celebrate the New Year. The Chaoshan people called the second-year-old grandfather’s return to his parents’ house to eat “food day”, which means eating lunch. The grandfather and daughter must return to their homes before dinner (some areas may stay because of the road and After dinner).

First month of the first month

Burning door paper

On the third day of the old days, the cypress branches at the festival and the gates of the festival were burned in order to show that the year had passed and that they had to start living. The common saying is “burning the door god paper, personal physiology”.

Millet birthday

The folks thought that the third day of the first month was the birthday of the millet. This day, I wished to pray for the year and fasted the rice.

Xiaonianchao

That is, the festival. In the Song Dynasty, the court festival, Song Zhenzong, Dazhong Xiangfu first year, due to the spread of the heavenly book, the descendants of the world, the true sect of the sacred book, the third day of the third day of the Zhengzhou is the Tianqing Festival, officials and other leave for five days. Later, it was called the Xiaonian dynasty, not sweeping the ground, not arson, not drowning, the same as the old age.

The first day of the first month

Sheep day

The fourth day of the first month is the day when the son-in-law made sheep, so it was called “Sheep Day.” On this day, people can’t kill sheep. If the weather is good, it means that the sheep will be well raised during the year, and the sheep will have a good harvest. The sheep day is the day when the Han people welcome the gods. In the old emperor’s calendar, the “three sheep (yang) Kaitai” is often a symbol of good fortune, but also a day to welcome the kitchen god back to the people. On the fourth day of the New Year’s Day, the whole family took a meal together. The so-called folding is a hodgepodge of mixing the rest of the food for a few days. Cleaning the room and collecting garbage in one place, this is also the “throwing poverty” in the Han folklore. In the north, some rural customs are on the fourth day of the New Year. They are tied to the god of fire, and they are served on the stick with corn stalks or wheat stems. After they are ignited, they are sent to the river from their own homes, representing no fire at home for one year. The customs of people in the Zhuxian area of ​​Fujian Province are re-circling over the years. This is the only unique local customs in the country. It reflects that the working people of the Han nationality generally hope to resign the old and welcome the old, to send away the poverty of the old days and to welcome the new year. The traditional psychology of a beautiful life.

The fifth day of the first month

The southerners greeted the god of wealth in the first half of the first month. Folklore, the god of wealth is the five-way god. The so-called five-way means that the east, the west, the north and the south, meaning to go out five ways, can get wealth.

In the Qing Dynasty, Gu Lu’s “Qing Jia Lu” cloud: “The first day of the first month of the first month, the birthday of the roadhead god. The golden dragonfly firecrackers, the sacrifices of the Chen Chen, to compete for the first, will start early and welcome the road.” He also said: “The road to the present is the god of the five gods. The so-called five-way, it is the east, west, south and middle ear.” Shanghai has a custom of stealing the road in the old calendar years. On the fourth night of the first month of the first month, prepare sacrifices, cakes, incense sticks, etc., and sing the drums to burn incense, and sincerely respect the God of Wealth. The vulgar biography on the fifth day was the birth of the god of wealth, and it was for the benefit of the city. Therefore, it was first picked up in the fourth day, and the name was “grabbing the road”, also known as “the god of wealth” and “the god of sacrifice”.

The Five Commandments are to welcome God, the Kitchen God, the Earth God, the Door God, and the God of God. Where the god of wealth is to be supplied to the sheep’s head and the squid, the head of the sheep has the meaning of “good luck”, and the carp is the homonym of “fish” and “yu”, and the poem is auspicious. People are convinced that as long as they can get the god of wealth, they can make a fortune.

Therefore, every Chinese New Year, people are at the beginning of the first month of the first half of the first month of the first month (after 24 o’clock in the first month of the first month), open the door and the window, burn incense, put fireworks, fireworks, and welcome to the God of Wealth. After receiving the God of Wealth, everyone still wants to eat the road wine, often eating dawn. Everyone is full of hopes of making a fortune, but I hope that God of Wealth can bring gold and silver treasures to the home and make a fortune in the new year.

Road god

Road god

Lutou God is a wealth god believed by Wudi. The vulgarity is the day for his birthday, and the ceremonies are quite spectacular.

The vulgar thought that the sooner the better, the earliest received is the true God, especially the spirit, so called “grab the road.” In some places, it was really “rushing to grab the road” on the fourth day of the first day of the Yuan Dynasty. Since Lu Shen is no longer the protector of travel, people no longer sacrifice it when they travel to the brigade.

As for the worship of the head of the gods on the fifth day of the first month of the month, and the birthday of the day, it is the “five” of the five-way god and the “five” of the fifth day. The same is true of the “five poor” festivals in the north. In the first month and not in other months, it is a new year, a new year, a year of auspicious, rich financial resources, east and west, north and south, wealth five roads.

Opening

During the old festival, the large and small shops closed together from the beginning of the New Year, and opened on the fifth day of the first month. The vulgarity is the sacred day of the first month of the first month of the lunar month, and it is believed that the choice of opening the market this day will surely make a fortune.

(graphic data from the network)


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