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Ancient winter solstice entertainment customs

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after the winter solstice, people have entered the ninth solar term. It is the season when the north is frozen and snowy and the south is freezing. As long as people can not get out of the gate, they must not go. However, in ancient times, when the living standard is still very backward, the cold winter is even longer for people. So what are the folk entertainment during the winter solstice? Let the old yellow calendar introduce you, Jia ash earth charcoal, Picture and song the winter solstice entertainment.

古代冬至娱乐

winter solstice hanging soil charcoal our ancestors were very good at observing natural phenomena, and the "hanging soil charcoal" custom of winter solstice was very interesting. Three days before the winter solstice, people hang soil and charcoal on both ends of the balance wooden pole to balance the weight on both sides. On the winter solstice, when the Yang Qi reaches, the charcoal will be heavy, while on the summer solstice, when the Yin Qi reaches, the soil will be heavy. Obviously, the principle of this simple small experiment is whether the objects on both sides absorb water or not.

Jia Hui Zhan law "Jia Hui Zhan law" is another interesting small experiment, which involves the music knowledge of ancient China. The ancients used the ash of Jiaxi to predict the climate, based on the "Twelve laws" in Chinese music theory.

people burn reed film into ash, put it in the pipe and put it in the dense room to take up the climate. When a certain Festival arrives, the ash in a certain legal pipe flies out, indicating that the festival has arrived. According to the experience of the ancients, on the winter solstice, Jiahui should fly out of the bell rhythm, which is the way people judge the arrival of the festival. The so-called twelve laws of

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are to divide an octave into twelve semitones. If we assume that Huang Zhong is the "C" sound on the piano now, the other laws will rise in half tone in turn, namely Huang Zhong, Da LV, Tai cluster, Jia Zhong, Gu Xi, Zhong LV, Ruibin, Lin Zhong, Nan LV, Yi Ze, Wu Shi and Ying Zhong.

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Jiu Jiu Xiao Han song is a festival folk song. In the old days, when winter came, children often sang such songs: "no action in 1929, walk on the ice in 3949, look at the willows along the river in 5969, the wild geese in 799, and plowing cattle everywhere." this is the most popular Jiujiu song, also known as Jiujiu Ci, which is fully known as the "Jiujiu cold elimination song" spread all over China.

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are calculated according to China's traditional calendar. From the next day of the winter solstice, every nine days is a period of time, which is the "Nine" opposite to the "volt" in summer. "Count nine" has nine periods. The first nine days are called nineteen, followed by twenty-nine, thirty-nine,... Until after ninety-nine, the weather will warm up and the earth will be in spring.

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Jiu Jiu Xiao Han songs are popular in most parts of the country, especially in the north. It is cold in winter in the north, so Jiu Jiu Xiao Han songs not only match the name, but also have practical significance. Outside the north, because the climate is cold and warm in different places, people focus on different points when creating, so there are some differences in Jiu Jiu songs in different places.

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the winter solstice folk have the custom of pasting "the winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter solstice winter sol. There are many forms of

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. The simple thing is to draw a vertical and horizontal nine column grid, and then draw a money shape in the middle of each grid. A total of 81 money is obtained. One money is painted every day. The painting method is "cloudy and sunny, left wind and right rain, and snow". The folk ballad also says: "in cloudy and sunny snow, the left wind and right rain should be distinguished, and the ninety-nine eighty-one is all over, and the earth is green in spring." or select nine nine painted words to form a sentence and put them in the grid, It's also a daily brush. The general choice of the nine picture couplet is "the weeping willow in front of the court (Pavilion) and cherish the spring breeze". In addition to the above two kinds of

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, there is also a kind of "elegant picture", which is to draw a plain plum, with a total of 81 plum petals. One petal is dyed every day. After dyeing, it will be the end of 99 and spring is coming. What's more charming is that women make up and dye plum. From plum to apricot, from winter to spring, the change of season is connected with the rouge of beauty Xiaozhuang, which is really amazing. Although the custom of

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drawing cold elimination pictures is simple, it has a unique charm if it is brewed skillfully, and people often place all kinds of feelings in it.

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