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Winter solstice

by:XY Screens     2021-09-13
The winter solstice as a festival has a history of more than 2500 years. According to records, in the Zhou and Qin era, the winter solstice is the first month and the winter solstice is the first month of the New Year. 'Han Shu' says: 'The winter solstice sun rises, the monarch is long, so congratulations...' In other words, people first celebrate the winter solstice to celebrate the arrival of the new year. The ancients believed that starting from the winter solstice, the yang qi of heaven and earth began to grow stronger and stronger, which represented the beginning of the next cycle, which was a good day. Therefore, the custom of worshipping ancestors and family dinners during the Spring Festival also often appeared in the winter solstice. The winter solstice is also called 'Xiao Nian'. One is that the new year is approaching and there are not many days left; the other is the importance of the winter solstice. Taking the winter solstice as a festival originated in the Han Dynasty, flourished in the Tang and Song Dynasties, and is still present today. The first month of the weekly calendar is the November of the summer calendar. Therefore, the first month of the Zhou Dynasty is equal to our current November, so there is no difference between New Year's greetings and He Dong. It was not until Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty adopted the Xia calendar that the first month and the winter solstice were separated. Therefore, it can also be said that the special 'Winter Solstice Festival' has only existed since the Han Dynasty, flourished in the Tang and Song Dynasties, and is still present today. In the Han Dynasty, the winter solstice was regarded as the 'Winter FestivalThere is a record in the 'Book of the Later Han Dynasty': 'Before and after the winter solstice, a gentleman calmed himself down, and a hundred officials did not listen to politics. He chose a good time and save trouble.' Therefore, the court had to take a holiday and rest on this day. , Relatives and friends each give food to each other, visit each other, and happily spend a 'safe and quiet' festival. During the Wei Jin and Six Dynasties, the winter solstice was called 'Ya SuiDuring the Tang and Song dynasties, the winter solstice was the day for offering sacrifices to the heavens and ancestors. On this day, the emperor would go to the outskirts to hold a ceremony for offering sacrifices to the sky. The people would worship their parents on this day. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, the emperors had a ceremony to worship the sky, which was called the 'Winter Solstice Suburb'. There was a ceremony in which hundreds of officials presented congratulatory forms to the emperor, and they also had to stab each other to congratulate each other, just like New Year's Day. The winter solstice is a good time for health preservation, mainly because 'qi starts at the winter solstice'. Because from the beginning of winter, life activities began to turn from prosperity to decline, from dynamic to quiet. At this time, scientific health preservation helps to ensure vigorous energy and prevent premature aging, and achieve the purpose of prolonging life. During the winter solstice season, the diet should be varied, with a reasonable combination of grains, fruits, meat, and vegetables, and appropriate selection of high-calcium foods. Different places have different customs during the winter solstice. In the northern regions, there are customs of slaughtering sheep, eating dumplings, and eating wontons in the winter solstice. In the southern regions, there is the custom of eating winter solstice rice balls and long-thread noodles during the winter solstice. Stir-fried tofu with green onions. u200bI wish everyone here: Happy Winter Solstice and a good family! -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- ----------Follow us, more exciting
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