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Why is the autumn equinox festival "autumn equinox, eggs are beautiful"

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autumnal equinox solar term is not a traditional auspicious day, but one of the 24 solar terms. In recent years, the lunar autumnal equinox has been set as the Chinese lunar harvest festival. The autumnal equinox solar term is coming. It is not a legal holiday, but it has its own unique meaning and way of existence. Are you interested in the autumnal equinox? Xiaobian has sorted out some contents for you.

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the autumnal equinox determines why the festival

is set as the harvest festival of Chinese farmers, which will greatly mobilize the enthusiasm, initiative and creativity of hundreds of millions of farmers and enhance the sense of honor, happiness and gain of hundreds of millions of farmers. Holding the "Chinese farmers harvest festival" can show the great achievements of rural reform and development. The autumnal equinox, douzhiji, is the 16th of the "24 solar terms". On September 22-24 of the Gregorian calendar, the sun reaches 180 degrees of the Yellow meridian. The time of day and night on the autumnal equinox is equal, and the longer the night, the shorter the day. After the autumnal equinox, the direct point of the Sun continues to move from the equator to the southern hemisphere, and the days in the northern hemisphere begin to be shorter and the nights longer, that is, the days begin to be shorter than the nights in a day; The southern hemisphere is opposite. At the autumnal equinox, in most parts of the earth, the day is divided day and night, 12 hours each; Near the north and south poles, the sun can be observed on the horizon all day. After the autumnal equinox, the days are short and the nights are long in the northern hemisphere and long and short in the southern hemisphere.

the custom of the autumnal equinox

1. Erect eggs, "when the autumnal equinox comes, the eggs are beautiful". On the spring equinox or autumn equinox every year, tens of millions of people in many places are doing the "vertical egg" test.

2. Eat autumn vegetables. In Lingnan area, the surname Xie of Cangcheng town in Kaiping, which used to be Siyi (now plus Heshan as Wuyi), has an untimely custom called "eat autumn vegetables at the autumn equinox".

3. Send autumn cattle, and the autumnal equinox will arrive. At that time, there will be a picture of sending autumn cattle from house to house. The picture is to print the year-round lunar solar terms on two Kai red or yellow paper, as well as the pattern of farmers farming, which is called "the picture of autumn cattle". The picture givers are good folk singers. They mainly say that autumn ploughing and auspiciousness do not violate the agricultural season. When they go to each house, they are inspired by the scene and say what they see until the owner is happy to give money. Although the words come out with your mouth, they have a beautiful rhyme. Commonly known as "saying autumn", people who say autumn are called "autumn officials".

4. Stick sparrow mouth. On the autumnal equinox, farmers have a holiday according to customs. Every family has to eat dumplings, and cook more than ten or twenty or thirty dumplings that don't need to be wrapped up. They are placed on the outdoor field ridge with thin bamboo forks. It is called stick sparrow mouth, so as not to damage the crops by sparrows.


mean the autumnal equinox. There are two meanings of


. One is to divide the four seasons according to the four seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter in ancient China. The autumnal equinox is among the 90 days of autumn, and the autumn is divided equally.


are 24 hours a day, 12 hours a day and 12 hours a day.

this day is the same as the "spring equinox" day. On the "autumn equinox", the sun is almost direct at the equator. After this day, the direct sunlight position moves south, and the days in the northern hemisphere are short and the nights are long. "Fen" in "autumnal equinox" means "half".

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