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How important is Lidong in ancient China? The emperor paid attention to it

DailyBird Culture 2021-10-08 1 0

every year when it comes to the beginning of winter, we all spend the winter in different ways. The beginning of winter represents the beginning of winter. Everything collects and avoids the cold. So, in ancient times, was Lidong important? Do you think Lidong will be more important than it is now? Now, let's go and have a look.

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Lidong in ancient times: the emperor should be clean and godly, and go to the suburbs to hold a welcoming ceremony.

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eat dumplings mainly because Lidong is the turn of autumn and winter. In central Fujian, it is commonly called "Lidong" as "Jiaodong", which also means this. Lidong's word "Li" is explained in ancient books: Jianshi also. Lidong means that winter has begun.

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in ancient times, China was an agricultural country. The beginning of winter, like other solar terms in the 24 solar terms, reflected climate change and corresponding phenology, and had practical guiding significance for agricultural production. "Four signs", namely, the beginning of spring, summer, autumn and winter, are particularly important because they indicate different seasons.

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the ancient emperor was known as the "son of heaven". He was not only the administrative head of a country, but also the mission of connecting heaven and man. Therefore, whenever the "four pillars" come, the emperor is traditionally required to lead the full court of civil and military affairs to meet them in the suburbs. For example, three days before the beginning of winter, Taishi (Sima Qian and his son had done this job) would tell the son of heaven: the beginning of winter sometime this year. So the son of heaven was Qi. Qi, as the name suggests, is neat. The purpose of tidiness is to make the body and mind reach a clean and pious state. Therefore, we should bathe and change clothes, do not drink alcohol, do not eat meat, and more strictly, we should not sleep with wives and concubines.

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on the day of the beginning of winter, the son of heaven is close to the handsome doctor. To welcome winter in the northern suburbs. The beginning of winter is greeted in the northern suburbs, while the beginning of spring, summer and autumn are greeted in the eastern, Western and southern suburbs.

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held a welcoming ceremony in the suburbs. After returning, as usual, the emperor will reward his subjects. For example, at the beginning of winter, when the emperor was still in the dynasty, he wanted to "reward the dead and sympathize with the orphans and widows". In today's words, he wanted to give pensions to poor families such as the bereaved families of martyrs and the elderly. The rest, like the beginning of spring, summer and autumn, are also rewarded: the beginning of spring is to reward Gongqing princes and doctors, the beginning of summer is to seal princes, and the beginning of autumn is to reward military commanders and military men. The purpose of doing so is, of course, to show the mercy of the emperor on the one hand, and to create a harmonious situation in which everyone is happy (all are happy).

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