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What does the winter solstice mean? The cold will begin in winter

DailyBird Culture 2021-10-09 1 0

on December 22, 2017, people will usher in the annual winter solstice solar term. In astronomy, the winter solstice is generally regarded as the beginning of winter. In this season, the temperature will drop greatly. People should do a good job in preventing cold and keeping warm, and reasonably adjust their daily life. Patients with diseases such as hypertension, coronary heart disease and arteriosclerosis should pay close attention to the changes of their condition. Then let the old yellow calendar introduce you what the winter solstice means.


on December 22 or 23 of the Gregorian calendar every year, people will usher in the winter solstice. The ancients believed that the winter solstice was "the arrival of the cathode, the beginning of Yang, the arrival of the sun in the south, the arrival of the sun in the short, and the arrival of the shadow of the sun". Therefore, it was called the "winter solstice", which was paid great attention to and celebrated as a more important festival.


stipulated that the day before the winter solstice was the end of the year, and the winter solstice festival was essentially equivalent to the Spring Festival. Later, the summer calendar was implemented, but the winter solstice has been ranked first in the 24 solar terms, known as "sub year old". Since the Han Dynasty, celebrations have been held every winter solstice. During the peak period, the imperial court has to take three days off, and you don't listen to politics; Folk people rest for three days to celebrate the festival, which is no less lively than the Chinese New Year. People also say that the winter solstice is as big as the year.


in the Tang and Song Dynasties, the winter solstice is the day to worship heaven and ancestors. On this day, the emperor will hold a great ceremony to worship heaven in the suburbs, and the people will worship their parents and elders on this day. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, emperors held a grand ceremony to worship heaven, which was called "the suburban sky in the winter solstice". In the palace, hundreds of officials presented congratulatory watches to the emperor, and stabbed each other.


in China's traditional theory of Yin-Yang and five elements, the winter solstice is the key solar term for the transformation of Yin-Yang. In the twelve PI hexagrams, it is called mine Fu hexagram, which is called "one Yang in the winter solstice". At the same time, the setting of leap months is also based on the winter solstice, because the winter solstice is always in the winter month, which is the first month of the lunar calendar.

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