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The winter solstice customs in Jiangxi are rich and colorful

DailyBird Culture 2021-10-09 1 0

is a folk saying in China: "the winter solstice is as big as a year". The traditional customs and activities around the country on the arrival of the winter solstice can be said to be colorful, and the same is true in Jiangxi. Then let the old yellow calendar introduce you to the rich and colorful winter solstice customs in Jiangxi.


Tomb sweeping is a seasonal Festival and a traditional ancestor worship day around the eighth day of November in the lunar calendar. It is said that "the winter solstice is like a year". In the old days, every village held the winter solstice. All men over the age of 16 had to enter the ancestral temple to participate in ancestor worship activities. The birth, death and marriage of the population in the village were mostly registered on this day (also known as "Shangpu").

nowadays, Nanchang people still have the custom of sweeping tombs during the winter solstice. Citizens use the winter solstice festival to commemorate their ancestors, sweep tombs and renovate tombs. In some rural areas, every family has to put a banquet to worship their ancestors. They put pig heads, chickens, ducks, geese, fish and other things together to worship their ancestors. After worship, the family will sit down and eat.


eat hot tofu. It is worth mentioning that people not only have the habit of eating dumplings and dumplings on the winter solstice, but also Nanchang people eat a bowl of hot tofu on the winter solstice. As the saying goes, "you can't eat hot tofu in a hurry". When winter comes, eating a bowl of hot tofu can not only warm your body, but also herald the prosperity and heat of the coming year. The old saying of


says that "in the winter solstice, if you eat scallion and tofu overnight, you can eat it overnight, but not frozen overnight. If you eat it hot for a winter, you don't eat it frozen for a winter". It is reported that because "rot" is homonymous with "wealth", the folk proverb says, "if you want to be rich, burn tofu with shallots on the winter solstice overnight", which also reflects the people's psychology of yearning for wealth, so this custom has been spread to the present.


not only make MACI fruit, but also there are many interesting customs all over Jiangxi. The winter solstice in Shangrao is very lively. In rural areas, in addition to sweeping tombs, they also have to play MACI fruit. Jiujiang has the custom of beating glutinous rice cake every winter solstice. Early in the morning, the sound of "Dong Dong" beating glutinous rice cake will ring out of the window.

MACI is a specialty of Jiangxi Province and a famous snack in Southern Fujian. It is often used as a sacrifice. Its raw materials are superior glutinous rice, lard, sesame, peanut kernel, rock sugar, etc. MACI is sweet and delicious. It is resistant to hunger after eating. It has a sweet and smooth taste, soft, tough and slightly ice. The finished product is bright white, smooth, tough and transparent.


eat glutinous rice and fermented glutinous rice balls. In Yichun, people eat glutinous rice on the winter solstice. If they like to eat sweet potatoes, they add peas and bacon. On the winter solstice day, Ganzhou Hakka people hold a grand ceremony of ancestor worship and root seeking in the ancestral hall; In the diet, the winter solstice to eat wine dumplings, commonly known as "the winter solstice does not move round, the husband ghost does not make money".


pickled meat for wine making. In addition, the winter solstice is also a good time for folk "pickled" and "moldy". Old Nanchang people often say that "it's good to pickle meat and bones in the winter solstice". Therefore, generally, after the winter solstice festival, they start killing pigs, pickled meat, moldy tofu, steaming wine with glutinous rice, etc., so as to make material preparations for the new year.

in addition, Shangrao people also fill sausage and pickled fish on the winter solstice. In addition to salting delicious fish, drying radishes is also a scenery of the winter solstice. It is said that the radish dried in the winter solstice is the most refreshing. When the frost wind blows, the radish is crisp. It can be eaten almost before and after the new year. People like it very much.

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