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What are the customs of Yulin in Guangxi during the winter solstice

DailyBird Culture 2021-10-09 1 0

as the saying goes, the winter solstice is as big as a year. When this solar term comes, many parts of China have the custom of offering sacrifices to ancestors and visiting tombs, and also prepare all kinds of food for the winter solstice. Then let the old yellow calendar introduce you to the customs of Yulin in Guangxi during the winter solstice.

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when the winter solstice comes, almost every family in Yulin packs zongzi. Those who don't pack zongzi will also buy zongzi in the market. Yulin people also say that eating rice dumplings on the winter solstice embodies the tonic strength of the working people for the simple wish of the coming year.

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Yulin rice dumplings are seasoned with refined salt, southern milk, soy sauce and five spice powder, and then filled with pork, seafood, mung beans, poached beans, millet and peanuts. After cooking, the flavor overflows. They are people's favorite food. In Beiliu, Rong County, Luchuan and other places, the winter solstice includes dumplings, rice flowers and other customs.

before and after the winter solstice, the temperature drops sharply and the weather is fine. It is a good time to make cured meat. On the eve of the winter solstice, many residents in some counties and districts of Yulin pickled bacon and sausage early in the fine weather before the winter solstice. Strings of red and white bacon and sausage twinkle in the sun and smell in the cold wind. It's not far from the Chinese new year when you smell the smell of preserved meat.

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offering sacrifices to ancestors at the winter solstice is one of the most important activities of Yulin people. On this day, people will kill chickens and ducks to sacrifice their ancestors. In Hakka inhabited areas such as Bobai and Luchuan, there is a traditional custom of being a society. The so-called "making society" means buying wine to sacrifice the society and the God of the earth. Society, also known as Bo Gong, is the God of land. On the winter solstice, these places offer sacrifices to their ancestors. Their etiquette is meticulous, and the customs continue to this day.

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have a reunion dinner, which is an important play of Yulin people on the winter solstice. It is often carried out after the sacrifice. The winter solstice reunion dinner is valued as much as the new year's Eve dinner. Many wanderers running away from home, no matter how far away, will rush home on this day in order to have the reunion dinner with their families. The reunion dinner is full of food and wine, and the celebration is unusual. The whole family gets together happily.

in Yulin, many residents also eat mutton and other nourishing foods on the winter solstice in order to have a good omen for the coming year.

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