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The winter solstice in 2017 ends tonight to promote the opening day of the new year

DailyBird Culture 2021-10-09 1 0

according to the Chinese astronomical calendar, at 0:28 on December 22, Beijing time, people have entered the winter solstice solar term in 2017. Since ancient times, people have said that the winter solstice is as big as a year. Then let the old yellow calendar introduce this historical solar term to you.


in ancient China, people believed that the "winter solstice" was the natural transformation of yin and Yang and a blessing given by God. This day was an auspicious and festive day, indicating that the situation would turn around and it was worth celebrating. Therefore, the winter solstice was also known as "winter festival", "Asian year old" and "one Yang Festival".

Zhao Zhiheng, director of Tianjin astronomical society, said that since ancient times, both officials and people have attached great importance to the winter solstice. In the Shang, Zhou and Qin Dynasties, the winter solstice was regarded as the beginning of the year. After the Han Dynasty, the winter solstice was established as the "winter festival", and the government had a grand celebration ceremony called "Hedong".


in the Song Dynasty, the winter solstice was designated as a "legal festival" and a regular holiday. The nursery rhyme of the Song Dynasty said: "the winter solstice is like a year. Every family eats dumplings. Teachers don't have holidays and students don't give money." in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, there was a folk saying of "fat winter and thin years".


begin to "count nine" after the winter solstice, commonly known as "jiaojiu", which means entering the coldest season of the year. The so-called "count nine" means that from the day of the winter solstice, nine days are a unit, which is called "Nine". After nine "Nine", it is just 81 days, which is "nine out". From "19" to "99", the cold in winter becomes warm in spring. Astronomy experts from


said that the popular winter solstice "Jiujiu cold elimination song", commonly known as "Jiujiu song", vividly recorded the climate and phenological changes between the winter solstice and the next spring equinox, and also expressed some laws of agricultural activities.


Tianjin Folk Custom expert you Guoqing said that in order to welcome the arrival of the winter solstice, dumplings are eaten on the "winter solstice day" in most parts of northern China, because dumplings have the meaning of "eliminating cold". Up to now, there is still a folk ballad of "improper dumpling bowls in the winter solstice, and no one cares about freezing ear buds".

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