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What does earthworms knot at the winter solstice mean? Earthworms in the soil still curl up

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each festival has different meanings. In addition to festivals, there are also traditional 24 solar terms in China, and some of them are festivals and solar terms. One representative is the winter solstice. What does earthworm knot mean at the winter solstice? Why do you eat dumplings at the winter solstice? Let's get to know each other together!

冬至一候蚯蚓结是什么意思 土中的蚯蚓仍然蜷缩着身体

what does earthworm knot mean at the winter solstice? It is said that earthworms are creatures born of yin and Yang. During the winter solstice, although Yang Qi has grown, Yin Qi is still very strong, and earthworms in the soil still curl up.


why eat dumplings at the winter solstice: in memory of the medical saint, there are different customs at the winter solstice. In the north, there are the customs of slaughtering sheep, eating dumplings and eating wonton at the winter solstice. In the south, there are the customs of eating rice balls and long-term noodles at the winter solstice, while people in Northern Jiangsu eat fried tofu with scallions at the winter solstice. Eating dumplings at the winter solstice is also said to not forget the grace of "medical saint" Zhang Zhongjing's "Quhan Jiaoer soup". So far, Nanyang still has a folk song of "improper dumpling bowl at the winter solstice, frozen ears and no one cares".

冬至一候蚯蚓结是什么意思 土中的蚯蚓仍然蜷缩着身体

on the winter solstice of the lunar calendar every year, dumplings are an essential holiday meal for both rich and poor. As the saying goes, "on October 1, every household eats dumplings at the winter solstice." this custom is left by Zhang Zhongjing, the "medical saint", who gave up medicine at the winter solstice. Zhang Zhongjing is a native of Langdong, Nanyang. His treatise on Febrile and miscellaneous diseases, a collection of great achievements of doctors, has been regarded as a classic by doctors of all dynasties. Zhang Zhongjing has a famous saying: "if you enter, you will save the world; if you retreat, you will save the people; if you can't be a good minister, you should also be a good doctor." in the Eastern Han Dynasty, he was the governor of Changsha, visiting patients, applying medicine and practicing medicine in the lobby. He resolutely resigned and returned home to treat his neighbors. It was winter when he returned home. He saw that the villagers on both sides of the Baihe River were yellow and skinny, hungry and cold, and many people's ears were frozen. He asked his disciples to set up a medical shed and a big pot in Dongguan, Nanyang, and give up "Quhan Jiaoer Decoction" to treat chilblain on the winter solstice. He boiled the mutton and some cold expelling herbs in a pot, then fished out the mutton and medicine, chopped them, made them into ear like "jiao'er" with bread, cooked them, and gave them to each person who came to ask for medicine two "jiao'er" and a large bowl of broth. People ate "jiao'er" and drank "Quhan soup". They were warm, their ears were hot, and their frostbitten ears were cured. Later generations learn the appearance of "jiao'er" and wrap it into food, also known as "dumplings" or "flat food".

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