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How do you spend the winter solstice in Huizhou, Guangdong

DailyBird Culture 2021-10-09 1 0

as early as the spring and Autumn period more than 2500 years ago, the ancients in China had measured the winter solstice. Since then, the winter solstice has become one of the most important festivals and solar terms, and many winter solstice festivals have gradually formed in various places. Then let the old yellow calendar introduce you how to spend the winter solstice in Huizhou, Guangdong.


eat turnip. Hakka people eat turnip during the winter solstice. The practice of turnip in each place is similar, that is, wrap rice flour skin around shredded turnip, pork, shrimp, green onion, pepper, soy sauce, garlic and other materials to make turnip. It is a traditional winter solstice food in Huizhou.

eat moxa horn "during the winter festival, eat three animals, taste powder and add clothes." the powder fruit here generally refers to moxa horn. Boil wormwood to remove the residue, add sugar and glutinous rice powder, rub and mix it as skin, pinch it into a half moon shaped powder fruit filled with shredded radish, and eat it together after steaming.


eat dumplings in the northern winter solstice and dumplings in the southern winter solstice. "Tangyuan" is a necessary food for the winter solstice. It is a round dessert made of glutinous rice powder. Eating Tangyuan at the winter solstice means reunion and perfection.


eat mutton. In Huizhou, many families will eat mutton during the winter solstice. In winter, the Yang of the human body is hidden in the body, which is prone to cold hands and feet. Many people will choose to eat mutton for tonic. Xiaobian's winter solstice eating customs include eating radish and mutton.


three animals worship their ancestors. In addition to eating radish, rice balls and other food customs, there are also the custom of ancestor worship in many places of Huizhou, also known as the "ancestor worship Festival" in the winter solstice. Kill three animals, burn incense and candles, set off firecrackers and worship the ancestral throne.

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