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When is the traditional house sweeping day in the lunar calendar

DailyBird Culture 2021-10-08 1 0

in Chinese traditional culture, people's daily time is actually divided into lunar calendar and lunar calendar, because it means that there will be festivals at two different times. This is also an important way of life for Chinese people since ancient times. In the traditional sense, it is necessary to clean the house before the new year. What day is the most suitable for cleaning the house?

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when is the traditional house sweeping day? The custom of "dusting and sweeping the house on the 24th of the twelfth lunar month" has a long history. It is a traditional habit of our people. The north is called "house sweeping" and the south is called "dust dusting". Every household should clean the environment, clean all kinds of appliances, dismantle and wash bedding and curtains, sweep the courtyard of Liulu, dust and dust cobwebs, and dredge open and underground ditches. For the north, sweeping houses in the December moon in severe winter is just dusting, while in the south, tables, chairs, benches and even large beds are often carried to the riverside and well to brush. Why did the house sweeping on the 24th day of the twelfth lunar month in ancient times call the Spring Festival sweeping "sweeping the new year", which originated from a religious ceremony for the ancient people to expel diseases and epidemics. Later, it gradually changed into a year-end health cleaning. It is a traditional habit of our people. The north is called "house sweeping" and the south is called "dust dusting". Every household should clean the environment, clean all kinds of appliances, dismantle and wash bedding and curtains, sweep the courtyard of Liulu, dust and dust cobwebs, and dredge open and underground ditches. For the north, sweeping houses in the December moon in severe winter is just dusting, while in the south, tables, chairs, benches and even large beds are often carried to the riverside and well to brush. After cleaning the house, the whole family will start to prepare for the new year's goods, invite wax paper yards and offerings, write couplets, cut window flowers, buy hanging money, New Year pictures and firecrackers... The north and south of the river are filled with a good atmosphere of happy hygiene and clean welcome to the new year.

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what other customs and cultures are there in the twelfth lunar month? On the eve of the Chinese new year, the folk proverb says "on the twenty seventh of the twelfth lunar month, kill chickens and catch a big set". On this day, in addition to killing their own poultry, every household usually has to go to the market, go to the store and purchase intensively. Compared with the fair on weekdays where the main purpose is to buy, sell and sell surplus, the fair on the 27th of the twelfth lunar month is mainly to buy and sell new year's festival items, such as firecrackers, Spring Festival couplets, incense candles, burning paper, beef and mutton, various toys and gifts for children, various headflower ornaments for girls, etc. On this day, markets everywhere were very prosperous and lively.

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