on December 7, 2017, China is about to enter the annual heavy snow season. At this time, except for the winter free areas in South China and southern Yunnan, most parts of China are already a scene of deep winter, but this does not mean that people can only stay at home and endure this cold winter. In fact, during the winter heavy snow solar term, There are still many interesting traditional customs. Then let the old yellow calendar introduce you to the snow folk custom: playing with snow, enjoying snow and catching mullet fish.,
enjoy the snow scenery. People all over the country enjoy the snow scenery in the ice and snow until the heavy snow of the Ming Dynasty. There is a passage in Volume III of the old stories of Wulin by Zhou Mi of the Southern Song Dynasty, which describes how the royal families in Hangzhou built snowmen and snow mountains on a snowy day: "enjoy the snow during the forbidden period, guard the Mingyuan tower more, enter the snow lions and snow lions in the back garden, decorated with golden bells and colorful strands, make snowflakes, snow lamps, snow mountains, and crispy drops as flowers and other events, and put them in gold pots for enjoyment."
After the snow, the mountains and rivers of the earth are like Qionglou Yuyu. It is interesting to look into the distance. According to the records of Tokyo dreamland written by Meng Yuanlao of the Song Dynasty, in the twelfth lunar month, "although there is no Festival order in this month, luxury homes have a feast in case of snow, plastic snow lions and install snow lamps to get married." children can make snowmen and have snowball fights with their parents or partners in the courtyard and enjoy the fun of the ice and snow world.and
heavy snow has short days and long nights. Therefore, in ancient times, various manual workshops and family handicrafts began to work at night, commonly known as "night work". The hand-made textile industry, embroidery industry and dyeing workshop have to eat night meals late at night, so there are "night cooking" and "night supper". In order to meet this demand, various snack stalls also opened night markets one after another until the fifth watch, and the business was very prosperous.and
are like flying ice. Qianlong also praised "land closed by light snow and river closed by heavy snow". At the heavy snow solar term, the water in the river is frozen, and people can enjoy skating and playing. Of course, you can also enjoy the scenery of river closure on the shore.
skating is one of the winter games, which was called ice play in ancient times. It is cold in the north and the rivers are frozen solid. Skating is the most popular. Men and women wear skates and pedal on the ice. Their movements are as light as flying. Those with superb skills can make all kinds of tricks. Some places draw water and pour it into icebergs, which are three or four feet high and crystal clear and smooth. People tie belts and pedal leather shoes, stand up and down from the top of the mountain, and win by reaching the ground without falling down. This game is called sliding tart.
Emperor Qianlong and Empress Dowager Cixi of the Qing Dynasty often watch Ice operas in Yilan hall in the North Sea in winter. Emperor Qianlong had works related to ice play, such as poetry collection of ice play in Imperial Taiye pool and Fu of ice play.and
catch mullet in the heavy snow. The delicacies are for guests. Theand
radish balls are delicious afternoon tea. In the heavy snow season, people in Nanjing eat more radishes. Radish balls made of radish have been popular in the south of the old city for many years. At that time, radish balls made of radish were sold in the vegetable market or on the street. This is a very distinctive delicious snack and a delicious snack loved by the elderly.and
are very simple ways to make turnip balls. Most people can do it. Just pick the round turnip, wash and peel it, scrape the turnip into silk with a plane, mix it with a certain amount of flour and make it into a paste, and then put some shrimp powder, onion, ginger, monosodium glutamate, salt and other condiments into a shallow oil pan one by one, When fried to a yellow color, take it out. People in the south of the old city have the habit of eating snacks in the afternoon. Sitting in front of the stall, the stall owner scoops out several balls in boiling water, puts them in a bowl and sprinkles some garlic flowers. It's really fragrant and delicious.and
brown meat and green vegetables, delicious light snow pickles and heavy snow pickled meat of the people. There are more pickled meat families in the South during the heavy snow season. For example, in Nanjing. In the past, the demand for pickled meat could not be met by ticket supply. Many citizens bought free pig head pickled meat. Because pig head looks strange, people call it "ghost face". For a time, pig head became very popular. As soon as the pig's head on the meat cabinet of the vegetable market was put on the shelf, it was bought by the citizens, so many citizens either went to the meat joint factory or to the countryside. After PigHead do or think the same without prior consulation2 PigHead,,
, and then put it on salt, add pepper, star anise, essence, etc., and wait until the pickles are ready. The compound became a ghost town.and
after the pig's head is air dried, it is first boiled over a high fire. After the broth boils, it is then simmered over a slow fire. Until the bone is crisp and the meat is rotten, salty and fresh, fragrant and delicious. Cut some pig head meat, make a bowl of dwarf yellow vegetables, and then match it with chili sauce. The brown pig head meat, green vegetables and red chili sauce are really delicious.and
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