Today yuanxiao, destined to more round month!What are the customs?
Today is the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, thousands of families tonight good Lantern Festival.Yuanxiao coincides with the Olympic Year, the full moon of China today!This is the New Year’s first full moon night, just coincides with the Winter Olympic Games, space heroes Zhai Zhigang, Ye Guangfu riddle in space, today’s Lantern Festival, destined to be more full moon!Today, let’s talk about the Lantern Festival and see what customs there are?You don’t know the Lantern Festival?The Lantern Festival, also known as Shangyuan Festival, small first month, yuan Evening or Lantern Festival.The 15th day of the first lunar month was called the Lantern Festival.Taoism has “three yuan”, shang yuan, contains the New Year’s first full moon night meaning, so the fifteenth day of the first month is called “Shang Yuan Festival”.The Lantern Festival originated from people turning on lanterns to pray for good luck. It did not become a real festival until after the Han and Wei dynasties.What are the customs of the Lantern Festival?Most of the Lantern Festival customs are based on warm and festive lantern viewing.In the Tang Dynasty, there is the custom of “lighting for Buddha”, buddhist lights throughout the folk since the Tang Dynasty, Lantern Festival Lantern Festival has become a legal matter.Later, there are mainly flower lanterns, eating dumplings, guessing lantern riddles, fireworks and so on. There are also many places for dragon lantern parade, lion dance, stilt walking, land boat rowing, yangko dance, taiping drum and other performances.What are the special customs around the Lantern Festival?In addition to the above customs, there are special customs in various places to make the Festival more colorful.Sichuan Yuanxiao has four steals.Sichuan Yuanxiao is the most distinctive, can steal vegetables, but also can steal tangyuan, can also “scold”, but can not turn.There is a saying that “one steal tangyuan two steal green, three steal eaves four steal red”.In addition to stealing green is to strong body, the rest are the custom of seeking children.Kaixian has the custom of “scolding”.Lantern Festival when people moved to the outdoors, the usual grievances, all scold, scold people can not be back to scold.Yangdian stilts, dragon lantern “double star combination”.Yangdian town is the traditional “village of dragon lanterns”, Yangdian longdeng tall body, known as “Yangdian Gaolong”, Yangdian Gaolong a total of 116, Lantern Festival approaching, hundreds of gaolong dance, very spectacular!Since ancient times, there has been a saying that “don’t look at the lights in Yangdian”.Yangdian Stilts, which has been handed down for more than 600 years, and Yangdian Gaolong “double star combination”, Yangdian Stilts can be divided into “wenqiao” and “wuqiao”, wuqiao emphasizes individual performance skills, wenqiao pays attention to facial makeup, each with its own characteristics.Qinshui hanging colorful lanterns.Every family will hang lanterns of all kinds on the Lantern Festival in Shanxi Province. From the 14th day of the first lunar month to the 16th day of the first lunar month, all kinds of lanterns are on every night.Shaanxi province “sky lanterns”.Shaanxi folk areas widely spread a “sky lantern” custom, and spread for a long time, it is said that history can be traced to the Tang Dynasty.During the Lantern Festival, every family sets incense tables in their houses, lights candles, burns incense and sets off firecrackers.Lights are lit everywhere in the house, and various kinds of flowers are placed beside the lights, known as the “lamp bun”.Zhejiang Yuanxiao is colorful.Hangzhou folk recites sutras on the 15th day of the first lunar month.Haining Lantern Festival displays chrysanthemum lanterns.Shangyu Lantern Festival evening to take on the platform of martial arts.Jiande if a family has a new wife, the Lantern Festival to set up a wine altar.What customs do you have for the Lantern Festival?Feel free to leave a comment below!